Contact Information

Kathryn H. Gabhart, 
Executive Director
Executive Branch Ethics Commission
1025 Capital Center Drive, Suite 104
Frankfort KY 40601

(502) 564-7954


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*Next Meeting*

​Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the 

January 14, 2019 meeting has been cancelled.

The Chair of the Commission has called a special meeting on Tuesday February 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. EST

Cut off date for submitting Advisory Opinion Requests is extended to 
January 22, 2019

​Next Meeting
January 14, 2019
   10:00 a.m.  

Cut-Off Date for submitting Advisory Opinion Requests is Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 Outstanding Ethics
Officer Named

​Deaidre C. Douglas
Criminal Justice Training
Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Press Release - Outstanding Ethics Officer Award 2018.pdf​

Request for Proposals - Hearing Officers  

RFP 354 1900000129 

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission is accepting proposals for Hearing Officers.  There is no closing date.   For information on the RFP, click the link below.  Vendors can login or click "guest access" to view the solicitation.

Upcoming Ethics Training  

Open Ethics Training  

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
State Office Building
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY
1st Floor , Room 139-B

Employer / Real Party Fee Payment

Each Employer of one or more lobbyists, and each Real Party in Interest, must pay a registration fee of $500. Click here to pay your Registration Fee.



 Executive Branch Ethics Commission 
Capital Complex East
1025 Capital Center Drive, Ste 104
 Frankfort, Kentucky
502-564-7954   Fax Number: 502-695-5939 



The Executive Branch Ethics Commission's enabling statute is embodied in Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 11A. The laws setting out the Code of Ethics are contained in Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 11A and Title 9 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations, as well as Executive Order 2008-454 ,its amendment, Executive Order 2009-882, and Executive Order 2016 - 377 . ​


The Executive Branch Code of Ethics created by Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 11A, effective July 14, 1992, establishes the ethical standards that govern the conduct of all executive branch employees. The code of ethics was enacted to promote public confidence in the government of the Commonwealth and its employees. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission, authorized by KRS 11A.060, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth which has been given the responsibility of administering and enforcing the provisions of the code of ethics.


We invite you to report suspected violations of the Executive Branch Code of Ethics by telephoning us at 1 800-664-7954, e-mailing the Commission's Executive Director at:


Function and Mission


The mission of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission is to promote the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. The Commission seeks to fulfill its mission through:

  • administering a program of training and education on the code of ethics;
  • providing guidance to state employees concerning their ethical conduct;
  • enforcing the provisions of the code of ethics;
  • interpreting the code of ethics through the issuance of advisory opinions;
  • registering executive agency lobbyists; and
  • recommending legislation to the General Assembly.

The office of the Commission reviews and houses records for public inspection including:

  • statements of financial disclosure required of elected officials, candidates and certain state employees;
  • executive agency lobbyists registration statements;
  • gift disclosure statements; and
  • the day to day public record of the Commission.

The Commission’s staff provides state employees, executive agency lobbyists and the public with information, guidance and training aimed at promoting ethical conduct of executive branch employees. ​​​