Provide the following information for the public officer or employee you allege violated the Nevada Ethics in Government Law, NRS Chapter 281A.
(If you allege that more than one public officer or employee has violated the law, use a separate form for each individual.)
NRS Chapter 281A requires public officers and employees
to hold public office as a public trust and avoid conflicts between public
duties and private interests. (NRS 281A.020) What provisions of NRS Chapter
281A are relevant to the conduct alleged? Please check all that
NRS 281A.400(1) Seeking or
accepting any gift, service, favor, employment, engagement, emolument or
economic opportunity for yourself or person to whomyou have a commitment in a
private capacity which would tend improperly to influence a reasonable person
in your position to depart from the faithful and impartial discharge of your
NRS 281A.400(2) Using your position
in government to secure or grant unwarranted privileges, preferences,
exemptions or advantages for yourself, any business entity in which you have a
significant pecuniary interest, or any person to whom you have a commitment in
a private capacity.
NRS 281A.400(3) Participating as an
agent of government in the negotiation or execution of a contract between the
government and yourself, any business entity in which you have a significant
pecuniary interest or any person to whom you have a commitment in a
NRS 281A.400(4) Accepting any
salary, retainer, augmentation, expense allowance or other compensation from
any private source for yourself or any person to whom you have a
commitment in a private capacity for the performance of your duties as a
public officer or employee.
NRS 281A.400(5) Acquiring, through
your public duties or relationships, any information which by law or practice
is not at the time available to people generally, and using the information to
further the pecuniary interests of yourself or any other person or business
NRS 281A.400(6) Suppressing any
governmental report or other document because it might tend to affect
unfavorably your pecuniary interests or the interests of any person to whom you
have a commitment in a private capacity.
NRS 281A.400(7) Using governmental
time, property, equipment or other facility to benefit your significant
personal or pecuniary interest, or any person to whom you have a
commitment in a private capacity. (Some limited use exceptions apply).
NRS 281A.400(8) A State Legislator
using governmental time, property, equipment or other facility for a
nongovernmental purpose or for the private benefit of yourself or any other
person, or requiring or authorizing a legislative employee, while on duty, to
perform personal services or assist in a private activity. (Some exceptions
NRS 281A.400(9) Attempting to
benefit your personal or pecuniary interest or the interests of any person to
whom you have a commitment in a private capacity through the influence of
NRS 281A.400(10) Seeking other
employment or contracts for yourself or any person to whom you have a
commitment in a private capacity through the use of your official position.
NRS 281A.410 Representing or
counseling a private person for compensation on an issue pending before a
public agency while employed, or within 1 year after leaving the service of a
public agency, including before any state agency of the Executive or
Legislative Department. (Exceptions apply for state and local legislators and
part-time public officers and employees may represent/counsel private persons
before agencies they do not serve, except local legislators may not
represent/counsel private persons before other local agencies within the same
NRS 281A.420(1) Failing to
sufficiently disclose his acceptance of a gift or loan, pecuniary interest,
commitment in a private capacity to the interest of another person or the nature
of any representation or counseling provided to a private person for
compensation before another agency in the preceding year that is reasonably
affected by an official matter.
NRS 281A.420(3) Failing to abstain
on an official matter which is materially affected by your acceptance of a gift
or loan, pecuniary interest, or commitment in a private capacity to the
interest of another person..
NRS 281A.430 Bidding on or entering
into a government contract in which you have a significant pecuniary
NRS 281A.500 Failing to file or
timely file a Nevada Acknowledgment of Ethical Standards for Public Officers
NRS 281A.510 Accepting or receiving
an improper honorarium.
NRS 281A.520 Requesting or
otherwise causing a governmental entity to incur an expense or make an
expenditure to support or oppose a ballot question or candidate during the
NRS 281A.550 Negotiating or
accepting employment from a business or industry regulated by or contracted
with former public agency within one year after leaving service of the agency.
(Failing to honor the one-year "cooling off" period after leaving public
*Pursuant to NRS 281A.065, a public officer or employee
has a commitment in a private capacity to the following persons:
1. Spouse; domestic partner
2. Household member
3. Family member within 3rd degree of consanguinity
4. Employer or spouse/domestic partner/household
5. Substantial and continuing business relationships,
i.e. partner, associate, or business entity.
6. Substantially similar relationships to those listed
above, including close, personal relationships akin to family and fiduciary
relationships to business entities.
Describe in specific detail the public officer’s or employee’s conduct that
you allege violated NRS Chapter 281A.
(Include specific facts and circumstances to support your allegation:
times, places, and the name and position of each person
Is the alleged conduct currently pending before another
administrative or judicial body? If yes, describe:
Identify persons who have knowledge of the facts and circumstances you have
described, as well as the nature of the testimony the person will
ETHICS COMPLAINT FORM
YOU MUST SUBMIT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR ALLEGATIONS. (NRS
281A.710 through 281A.715.) Attach all documents or items you believe
support your allegations, including witness statements, public orprivate
records, audio or visual recordings, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, or
other forms of proof.
all Evidence Documents - One file per document - Choose "Add Line"
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When uploading attachments, please note that
only the following file formats are accepted:
Your identity as the Requester will be provided to the Subject if the
Commission accepts jurisdiction of this matter, unless:
Pursuant to NRS 281A.750, I request that my identity as the requester
of this Ethics Complaint remain confidential because (please check appropriate
Please check appropriate box:
I am a public officer or employee who works for the same public body, agency
or employer as the subject of this Ethics Complaint. Provide evidence of your
employment with the same public body, agency or employer.
I can show a reasonable likelihood that disclosure of my identity will
subject me or a member of my house-hold to a bona fide threat of physical force
or violence. Describe in the text box below, or in an attachment, the facts and
circumstances that support a reasonable likelihood of a bona fide threat of
physical force or violence.
Provide evidence or describe threat:
A copy of this Complaint will be provided to the Subject. If your
request for confidentiality is approved by the Commission, the Complaint will be
redacted to protect your identity as the Requester. The Commission may decline
to maintain the confidentiality of your identity as the Requester for lack of
sufficient evidence of your employment status with the same public body, agency
or employer, or proof of a bona fide threat of physical force or
If the Commission declines to maintain my confidentiality, I wish
Withdrawl my Complaint,OR
Complaint understanding that the Subject will know my identity as the
By my signature below, I affirm that the facts set forth in this
document and all of its attachments are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief. I am willing to provide sworn testimony regarding
these allegations. I acknowledge that this Ethics Complaint, the materials
submitted in support of the allegations, and the Commission’s investigation are
confidential unless and until the Commission’s Review Panel renders a
determination. Certain Commission procedings and materials, including the
Investigatory File remain confidential pursuant to NRS 281A.750 through