Contact Information

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

(502) 564-7954

Email: Katie.Gabhart@ky.gov

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*Next Meeting*

Monday September 23, 2019  10:00 a.m.

Shared Board Room
1025 Capital Center Dr.
Suite 104

Cut off date for 
submi​tting Advisory Opinion Requests is 
September 9, 2019


Nominations now Accepted
 for the 2017-19 Livingston Taylor Ethics Award

complete the form below by August 31, 2019

2019 Ethics Award Nomination Form.pdf​

Upcoming Ethics Training  

Open Ethics Training  

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 or
Wednesday August 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
State Office Building
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY  40601
1st Floor, Rm 139-B

Ethics Officer Training

To Be Announced



*Executive Agency Lobbying*
 Updates and Registration Fees Due July 31, 2019

 

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.

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

Authority 

 

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 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: Katie.Gabhart@ky.gov.

 
  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. ​​​