11/29/12 Local governments around Indiana are working to submit the new certifications for the recently implemented nepotism and conflict of interest policies. This was a move that banned government employees from working directly with relatives or in two conflicting positions.
The law passed earlier this year with large bipartisan support in an effort to increase transparency in government, and local governments now have to implement it in two stages. Cities, counties and townships had to create a ban on nepotism by July 1.
Marshall County Auditor Penny Lukenbill presented the County Commissioners with certifications from elected officials in county government last week. They were formally accepted by the commissioners and will be filed in the Clerk’s office and with the State Board of Accounts.