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Docket No. 20-598
 
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RE:
A Request for an Advisory Opinion, submitted by Maghen Shipley Gagnard, regarding whether the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics ("Code") would prohibit her from accepting employment with the Office of Juvenile Justice while being employed by SocialWorx, a non-profit organization who has a Memorandum of Understanding with Louisiana Department of Corrections - Office of Reentry Services.
Facts:
Mrs. Gagnard is currently employed as a Development and Communications Manager with SocialWorx. SocialWorx is a non-profit organization, who has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Louisiana Department of Corrections - Office of Reentry Services. The MOU provides that SocialWorx will develop a training curriculum geared towards training community partners and service providers to assist with offenders' reentry into the community.
In January 2021, she plans on accepting a position with the Office of Juvenile Justice. She will be working with the Policy and Disciplinary Juvenile Court. None of her duties and responsibilities with the Office of Juvenile Justice overlap with her duties and responsibilities with SocialWorx.
Law:
La. R.S. 42:1111(C)(1)(a) prohibits a public servant from receiving any thing of economic value for any service, the subject matter of which is devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of the agency of the public servant and in which the public servant has participated.
La. R.S. 42:1111(C)(2)(d) provides that no public servant and no legal entity in which the public servant exercises control or owns an interest in excess of twenty-five percent, shall receive any thing of economic value for or in consideration of services rendered, or to be rendered, to or for any person during his public service unless such services are: (d) Neither performed for nor compensated by any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationships with the public servant's agency; conducts operations or activities which are regulated by the public employee's agency; or has substantial economic interests which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the public employee's official duty.
Recommendations:
Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: LaToya Jordan
 
 
ATTACHMENTS:
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2020-12-21 Advisory Opinion.draft.v1 (Docket No. 2020-598)
2020-598 - Advisory Opinion Requet Maghen Shipley Gagnard