- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A draft advisory opinion says fulltime employees working under the title of policy analyst in the governor’s office would be required to file public official financial disclosure statements.

The draft was prepared by the executive director of the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Paul Dauphinais. The commission is scheduled to consider the issue and whether to accept the draft opinion next week.

A personnel officer in the governor’s office asked for guidance as to possible reporting requirements for policy analysts serving as a “think tank” to the executive office.

According to the draft opinion, the positions aren’t specifically listed as being subject to the disclosure requirements.

But it says given the nature of their work, fulltime temporary or permanent policy analysts would be considered public officials and should file a disclosure.

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