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Funding and Fees

Commission Funding Fee Assessment


The 2007 Legislature enacted law (ORS 244.255) that reorganzied the funding of OGEC in response to the public's request to remove the agency from the General Fund and create a more stable funding source.

The annual billing for the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) assessment is usually sent out in late September or October.

How are fees assessed?

How the rates are assessed depend on the type of agency. There are two assessment structures, one for state agencies, and one for all other public bodies. Half of OGEC's assessment comes from state agencies, the other half come from public bodies.


Public Bodies

Local governments, local service districts and special government bodies' fees are based on the Annual Secretary of State Municipal Audit fees.  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 2019 - 2021 Assessment Calculation Chart illustrates the calculation of the assessment and is based on audit fee payments to the Secretary of State.


State Agencies

State agencies have been assessed on a per FTE basis at the current rate of $21.11.



Invoice Questions

If you have questions about an invoice, please contact Lindsey McFadden who administers the collection of the assessment on OGEC’s behalf through the Department of Administrative Services. She may be reached at (971) 900-9757 or via email.

Payment

The invoice directs that payments be sent to the Department of Administrative Services.  Please DO NOT send your payments directly to OGEC.

Make checks payable to:
Government Ethics Commission
Attn: Cashier
155 Cottage St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Automatic Payments

If your company would like to be set up for ACH payments/direct deposit, please email das.billing@oregon.gov for information.