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The Morrow Crane Building in Salem houses the leased central offices of the Government Ethics Commission. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Morrow Crane Building in Salem houses the leased central offices of the Government Ethics Commission. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (GEC), established by vote of the people in 1974, is a seven-member citizen commission charged with enforcing government ethics laws. Government ethics laws prohibit public officials from using office for financial gain and require public disclosure of economic conflict of interest. The GEC also enforces state laws which require lobbyists and the entities they represent to register and periodically report their expenditures. The third area of GEC jurisdiction is the executive session provisions of public meetings law. Before 2007, the agency was known as the Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 220, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-378-5105
Fax: 503-373-1456
General E-mail: ogec.mail@state.or.us
Contact: Ronald A. Bersin, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Virginia Lutz
Records Officer E-mail: Virginia Lutz
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 171.725–171.785, 192.660, 192.685, Chapter 244
Administration Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog