Types of Opinions
Formal Advisory Opinions
Formal Advisory Opinions consider situations that may occur in a variety of jurisdictions or apply to a large number of public officials or employees. They are reviewed and approved by the Commission, numbered, and available on the Commission’s Web site.
Informal Advisory Opinions
Informal Advisory Opinions are issued to an individual under the authority of the Commission. They are also reviewed and approved by the Commission and available on the Commission’s Web site.
Staff Advisory Opinions
Staff Advisory Opinions are written by an advisory staff attorney and are not reviewed by the Commission. However, they are based on prior Formal or Informal Advisory Opinions of the Commission. While they are public records, they are not available on the Commission’s Web site.