Generally, members of boards and commissions are required to file a financial disclosure form within 30 days of appointment and thereafter annually by April 30th, and within 60 days of concluding their service. The forms disclose employment or interests that are related to the conflict of interest provisions of the Public Ethics Law, including places of employment and business ownership. The financial disclosure requirements for members of part-time boards and commissions are less detailed than the requirements applied to regular State employees and officials. However, part-time members of boards or commissions who are compensated for their service at a level of 25% or more of the compensation of a State Grade 16 employee are required to file more extensive disclosure. Please contact the Commission’s Office if you have any questions regarding which form to complete.
***Important Electronic Filing Notice***
The State Ethics Commission recently launched a new financial disclosure system, replacing the system that has been in use for over ten years. Outdated software and a limited number of programmers who could work on the system necessitated the change. The Commission is excited about the new system, which utilizes the latest advancements in software and is very user friendly.
In this initial, transition year, the system will NOT import your data from your previously-filed form, necessitating that you enter all of your information at the time of your first filing in the new system. In subsequent years the system will simplify filings by pulling your data from the previously-filed form, allowing you to limit your focus to those changes that have occurred since the previous filing.
Commission’s Electronic Disclosure Filing System *NEW* – January 2, 2019
If you are a current filer and did not receive an email to confirm your account, click “Create Account” under Government Filers and then at the bottom of the next screen click “Didn’t receive confirmation instructions?”.
Amendments to Financial Disclosure Statements
If you discover an error or omission in a previously submitted Financial Disclosure Statement, you need to file an amendment to correct the issue(s).