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StateScoop Award.jpgOregon Government Ethics Commission wins the 2016 StateScoop 50 Innovation of the Year award for the new Electronic Filing System!


On May 4, 2016, the StateScoop 50 Awards recognized innovators, innovative initiatives and up-and-coming leaders in state and local government with awards in six different categories. The 2016 recipients were selected from hundreds of nominees in a nationwide voting process with more than 80,000 votes cast. The awards ceremony took place during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, in Baltimore, Maryland, where Oregon Government Ethics Commission Executive Director, Ron Bersin, accepted the award on behalf of the agency.

   Background:  In 2007, the Commission began planning efforts to build an automated solution for filing, processing and making the 16,000+ documents annually filed with the agency publicly available on its website. After a series of State budgetary setbacks, a Special Assessment was established for the specific purpose of generating funds for this initiative. Design and development officially began in 2014, and the Commission is pleased to announce that the Electronic Filing System became available on December 15, 2015. 


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, or view videos and training materials to the right.
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 Request Budget

The 2017-2019 Agency Request 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. 16A-1003

This opinion addresses how ORS 244.047 applies for two years after a public official ceases holding or being employed in a position as a public official.  That public official may not have a direct beneficial financial interest in a public contract when one of the parties to the contract is the public official's former public body if the contract was authorized by the former public official while acting in the capacity previously held as a public official.

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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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Proposed Administrative Rules 2016


The following proposed rules under consideration but not yet approved by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Please send written inquiries regarding these  rules to ogec.mail@oregon.gov


Quorum- Proposed 199-001-0010 regarding umber of commissioners to make a quorum.

Draft rule 199-001-0010

Hearing notice

Supervision- Proposed 199-005-0080 regarding policies that allow a public official to supervise a realtive or member of household.

Draft rule 199-005-0080

Hearing notice

Executive Session- Proposed 199-040-0027 regarding exectuive session under ORS 192.660(2) to consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member of individual agent.

Draft rule 199-040-0027

Hearing notice






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




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



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.


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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