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Funding and Fees

Commission Funding Fee Assessment

The 2007 Legislature passed Senate Bill 10 which enacted law (ORS 244.255) that restructured 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 2021-2023 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 $20.74.

How to Pay Fees

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.


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 for information.

Agency Budget

2023-25 Governor's Budget

2023-25 Agency Request Budget

2021-23 Legislatively Adopted Budget