OGEC 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 comes from 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.
2023-2025 Assessment Calculation Chart illustrates the calculation of the assessment and is based on audit fee payments to the Secretary of State.
State agencies have been assessed in the 2023-2025 Biennium Price List on a per FTE basis at the rate of $35.
How to Pay Assessment Fees