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SEI Filer Training

SEI FILERS

ORS 244.050 requires individuals holding certain public positions to file a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) report with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (Commission).  In general, persons who hold the following positions are required to file:
Certain statewide elected officials, legislative officials, judicial officers and candidates for the above-named positions.  Other required filers include elected city or county officials, members of city or county planning, zoning or development commissions, managers or principal administrators of a city or county, the chief administrative officer and financial officer of each common and union high school district, ESD and community college, members of the board of commissioners of ports, certain state agency directors, and members of certain boards and commissions.  See ORS 244.050 for a complete list of filers.
SEI filers are required to file an annual SEI report if they are seated and hold their position on April 15th of any given year.  The information to be reported reflects activity from the preceding calendar year; for instance, if seated on April 15th of 2020, the SEI report would include information relating to the 2019 calendar year.  This applies even if the person did not hold their position during the preceding calendar year.  
IMPORTANT NOTES:  SEI reports are due on or before April 15th of each year.  In mid-March of each year, an e-mail will issue from the Commisison's Electronic Filing System (EFS) to all persons required to file an SEI report, advising that the filing window is open.  The notification is sent based on information the Jurisdictional Contact and the SEI filer accounts provide.
There is no grace period or extension allowed if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday. The EFS is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
Each public body has a Jurisdictional Contact (JC).  The JCs are responsible for providing instruction to and explaining the requirements of ORS 244.050, ORS 244.060, ORS 244.070 and ORS 244.090 to each newly elected or appointed public official serving the public body, in which they are employed, who is required to file a verified statement of economic interest (SEI) report under ORS 244.050.  This assistance includes, providing the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) with current contact information for their jurisdictional members by establishing and maintaining an accurate and up-to-date listing of their jurisdictional members in the Electronic Filing System (EFS) provided by the OGEC.  JCs must ensure that the listing of their jurisdictional members, within the EFS, are accurate and up-to-date by February 15th of each year.  


INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

SEI Filer - EFS Instructional Handout Guide

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

This video will guide Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) filers in creating and setting-up their account profiles within the Electronic Filing System (EFS) provided by the OGEC.

 


 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

JC - EFS Instructional Handout Guide

2021 JC & SEI Filer Resource Flyer


 



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