The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act [5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A] requires certain employees to complete a Statement of Economic Interests every year. The forms are mailed directly from the Secretary of State to the employee, who is responsible for providing it to the Ethics Officer – Laura McLaughlin, Ethics Officer, Blair Hall, Room 2102, or Phone: 581-7249. The Ethics Officer is required by law [5 ILCS 430/20-23(2)] to review the signed and completed Statement of Economic Interests form(s) of the University's employees before the form is forwarded to the Secretary of State.
The list of employees who are required to complete and file such a form is submitted to the Secretary of State by the University's Ethics Officer. Some of the requirements that necessitate an employee file this document are:
Statements will be mailed to all individuals. The deadline for submission of completed statements to the Ethics Officer will be posted annually. The forms must arrive at the Secretary of State by May 1 of each year. Any employee who fails to file a Statement of Economic Interests or files after the deadline will be subject to a late fee and/or penalty. The Secretary of State shall impose a fine for forms received after the deadline. In addition, "Failure to file a statement within the time prescribed shall result in ineligibility for, or forfeiture of, office or position of employment."
Send or bring your completed form to:
EIU Ethics Officer
Blair Hall, Room 2102
You may also send your form through campus mail. Please make sure your form is sent early enough to reach the Secretary of State by the due date.
The Secretary of State does not accept any faxes or copies of Statements of Economic Interests (Statements). The form you submit must be completed to the best of your ability and must include your original signature and date. If you have no entry for an item, please enter "N/A" or "none" after each such item. Any incomplete or unsigned Statements will be returned for a signature and will not be considered filed until completed and returned. In addition, any person who willfully files a false or incomplete statement shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.