She says the report gives the public information on initiatives the commission took in 2009 and its responsibilities, calling it a “good snapshot of the work we do.”
Allen says in addition to Web enhancements, there are several new publications and brochures intended to be user friendly. The report also shows the commission’s enforcement actions, such as financial penalties.
The Commission’s responsibilities include three components, Allen says:
· Assisting and educating
· Receiving filings
· Enforcing Missouri ethics laws
“Our initiatives and daily work continue ensuring individual filers and public officials are held accountable, transparency is increased, and violations are enforced. [The] 2009 At a Glance clearly shows the Commission’s focus on these responsibilities,” she says.