The annual billing for the Oregon Government Ethics Commission assessment was sent out the first week of September 2012.
One half of the assessment is charged by law to local governments, local service districts and special government bodies subject to the Municipal Audit Law. The assessment may vary from year to year depending on the number of entities subject to the Municipal Audit Fee in each of the fee levels, which are determined by the expenditure activity of an entity as defined in ORS 297.485, and the legislatively approved budget for the Commission. Those factors determine the percentage rate used for the assessment. The chart below illustrates the calculation of the assessment and is based on audit fee payments to the Secretary of State.
The other half of the assessment is charged to state agencies. State agencies have been assessed on a per FTE basis at the current rate of $13.06.
The invoice directs that payments be sent to a post office box in Portland. That address is a lock box at U.S. Bank, which receives the payments for us. Please do not send your payments directly to the Ethics Commission.
If you have questions about the invoice, please contact Amber Forster who administers the collection of the assessment on the Commission’s behalf through the Department of Administrative Services. She may be reached at (503) 373-0318.
2011 - 2013 Assessment Calculation Chart
2009 - 2011 Assessment Calculation Chart