A coalition of good-government groups on Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to not stock a review commission charged with reporting on the workings of the ethics regulators with the “usual suspects” who will rubberstamp any findings.

In a letter to Cuomo and Senate and Assembly leaders, the groups write that the review panel should be conducted in a transparent process and put the public interest first in conducting its work.

“In making these recommendations, we urge you to go beyond the “usual suspects” that are often appointed on public commissions, and ask that the appointees publicly pledge to put the interests of the public ahead of their appointing authorities,” the groups write. “Moreover, the review panel’s work must be conducted as openly as possible in order to help build public support for whatever measures the panel recommends.”

The panel would review the workings of both the Legislative Ethics Commission and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The commission would be charged with reviewing how effective those institutions are and what changes can be made.

The good-government groups see room for improvement.

“Even when compared to the rest of the nation, New York’s ethics enforcement ranks poorly: In a 2012 comparison of state ethics laws, New York’s ethics enforcement received a grade of ‘F,'” the groups wrote.

Ideal commission members would be those who have not been lobbying or working for a lobbying shop for the last five years, have been involved in political consulting in the last five years or have held elected office during that time.

The review commission was actually supposed to be in place in 2013, with a report due more than a year ago. The state budget agreement last month included new deadlines of forming the panel by May 1, with an eye toward releasing a report by Nov. 1.

Merged Release and Letter Review Panel by Nick Reisman