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StateScoop Award.jpg2017 Ambassador of Public Service

In honor of the 2017 State Employee Recognition Day, Oregon state government agencies nominated individuals who exemplify what it means to be an ambassador of public service.  

On May 12, 2017, Operations and Policy Analyst Virginia Lutz was the honorary recipient of the 2017 Ambassador of Public Service award.  Executive Director Ron Bersin acknowledged that Virginia's contribution to the agency is immeasurable and that his success as an Executive Director is directly tied to her skills and abilities.  On behalf of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission we would like to recognize and congratulate Virginia.




Important Links OGEC Resources
Electronic Filing System
  • Lobbyists can register and manage relationships with their respective client/employer and submit quarterly reports.
  • Client/Employers of lobbyists can manage their account and submit quarterly reports.
  • Public officials required to file Annual Statement of Economic Interest can manage and file their annual report.
View or search public records. 
Please click here to access the Electronic Filing System.
Search for records online.  We are also pleased to present an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain information online.  Users will now be have access to Commission advice and case dispositions.
Please click here to search Advice and Case information. 
Customer Satisfaction Survey


The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is conducting a customer satisfaction survey. Your comments are important to us and we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to participate in the survey.
Click here to access the survey.


Guide for Public Officials

The guide has been revised to include informational links to statutes and rules to give you a more complete reference tool.
Click here to access the guide. Click here for Guide for Public Officials 2015 Supplement.


Agency Budget

The 2017-2019 Legislatively Approved Budget document is available for your review. Click here to review the budget


Commission Funding Fee Assessment

The 2007 Legislature enacted law (ORS 244.255) that reorganized the funding of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission in response to the public's request to remove the agency from the General Fund and create a more stable funding source.
Click here for more information.


Recent Opinions


Advisory Opinion No. 17A-002

This opinion addresses how ORS 244.45(6) places prohibitions on receiving money or other consideration for lobbying as applied to a former legislator Representative accepting a position with the Governor's office.

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Attorney General Opinion No. 8291

This opinion addresses several issues pertaining to the Oregon Government Ethics

Commissions duty to investigate and enforce the requirement that news media be allowed

to attend executive sessions.  Select the link below to view the opinion.

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This video and Instructional Handout guide Statement of Economic Interest filers in creating account profiles.

Online training calendar March 2018




This video and Instructional Handout guide Jurisdictional Contacts in creating account profiles and assigning SEI filers.

Online training calender February 2018



This video guides lobbyists and their clients through the process of Quarterly Expenditure Report filing.




This video guides lobbyists and their clients in creating account profiles and registering to lobby in the new online system. 


Adobe Connect Webinars - Presented Live Over the Internet

Man Woman Study at ComputerOGEC is pleased to offer Adobe Connect Webinars as a training option!
These short trainings are presented live by an OGEC trainer using the internet. Several different classes will be presented each month. Anyone may participate in any of these classes, but the number of available spaces is limited. Please register at least one day in advance by emailing OGEC.Training@oregon.gov. Webinars are provided free of charge. OGEC can also provide customized webinar trainings for any group on request. 


Febuary training calendar

March training calendar


Online training through iLearn Oregon

OGEC is pleased to offer free online training through iLearn Oregon. Training modules are short, focused, and convenient. There are trainings on several topics, including conflicts of interest, gifts, and executive sessions.

Whether you are a public official or a private citizen, anyone with an email address can take training through iLearn Oregon at no cost. iLearn trainings are available from any internet connected computer.

Click here to learn more.

Ethics Information for Websites 

Computer pictureWould you like to include government ethics information on your website? Would you like to connect public officials and members of the public to ethics resources? The Oregon Government Ethics Commission can help!

OGEC is pleased to offer ethics information that you can easily post to your website. The attached document assembles a variety of ethics material all in one place, allowing you to quickly choose what you want use. We can also create a custom ethics resource just for you. Let us know what you need!


Interested in serving on a Commission?

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