Pursuant to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/4A-101(f)), employees of Illinois State University who meet the following criteria will be obligated to file an annual Statement of Economic Interest:
In early March, 2017, the University Ethics Office will send notification letters to the home addresses of University employees required Statements of Economic Interests (SEI).
On March 15, 2017, the Secretary of State Index Division will mail SEI forms to the home addresses of University employees.
In addition, employees will be notified via email of the requirement to complete a separate Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest (SSEI). Emails will be sent by the Office of the Secretary of State to complete the Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest via an online form.
Upon receipt, please complete the form, sign it, date it, and mail the original to the University Ethics Office no later than April 21, 2017. SEI forms should be mailed to Campus Box 1120 or hand-delivered to 207 Hovey Hall.
Upon receipt of your form, the Ethics Officer will review it, file it on your behalf with the Secretary of State Index Division, and provide you with a copy of your form as well as written confirmation of the date your form was filed.
Please note that after April 21, 2017, employees who have not yet returned their forms to the University Ethics Office should mail their statements directly to: Secretary of State, Ethics Section/Index Division, 111 East Monroe Street, Springfield, Illinois 62756.
Do not mail your completed Statement of Economic Interest directly to the Office of the Secretary of State unless it is after April 21, 2017.
The Office of the Secretary of State will only accept Statements of Economic Interests containing an original signature and the name, home address, and organization of the person filing.
If a Statement is originally filed by the deadline, but returned by the Office of the Secretary of State after the deadline, a late fee and/or penalty will be assessed.
A blank copy of the economic interest form can be found here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/i188.pdf
The Secretary of State Index Division will assess the following monetary fines for failure to file by the May 2, 2016, deadline:
Please contact the University Ethics Office at 309-438-2339 or email Robert W. Blemler, Ethics Officer, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
All employees required to complete a Statement of Economic Interests based on the criteria identified int he Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A) must also complete the Supplemental Statement of Economic Interests (SSEI). The SSEI is required by Illinois Executive Order 15-09 (January 3, 2015).
In mid-March, all required filers will receive an email to their University email address from the Executive Ethics Commission with instructions, a weblink, and a unique pin for electronic filing. All forms must be filed electronically or post-marked by May 1st.
You can access the electronic and paper Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest forms at: http://www.illinois.gov/eec/ExecutiveOrder/Pages/Home.aspx .