APRIL 27, 2016 UPDATE
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SFI FILERS
NEW ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM TO OPEN MAY 10, 2016

The Commission’s new electronic filing system for Statements of Financial Interests (SFIs) will be open for use by filers on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  Due to the delay in opening the system, we have further extended the filing deadline to June 21, 2016, for the following:  all public employee (appointed) filers; public official (elected) filers who are not running for re-election or election to a public office that requires an SFI filing receipt and/or who are no longer serving in their public official position and are not running for election to a public office that requires an SFI filing receipt; and all constitutional officers. 

NO change has been made to the May 31, 2016 filing deadline for the following:  filers who are public officials (elected) who are running for re-election or election to a different public office that requires an SFI filing receipt; and candidates for public office.  Such public officials and candidates must submit an SFI filing receipt to the Secretary of State’s Office by 5:00 pm on May 31, 2016.  Additional questions regarding election deadlines should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 617-727-2828.

The SFI filing deadlines for CY 2015:

  • All Public Employee (appointed) filers – Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Public Official filers who are not running for re-election or election to a different public office requiring an SFI filing receipt and/or who are no longer serving in their public official positions and are not running for election to a public office requiring an SFI filing receipt – Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • All Constitutional Officers – Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Public Official filers who are running for re-election or election to a different public office requiring an SFI filing receipt – Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (no change)

When electronic filing is available on May 10, 2016, the SFI system will email a User ID, a temporary password and a link to the system to each filer (appointed employees and elected public officials who have an email address in the system).  Candidates will need to self-register in order to obtain their electronic filing credentials.   

Filers who do not wish to wait until May 10, 2016, may file now using the paper SFI form by clicking the link below this message. 

We greatly regret any inconvenience caused by the delayed opening of the electronic filing system.

Cover Letter and 2015 SFI Form for manual filers  pdf format of Cover Letter and 2015 SFI Form for manual filers
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The State Ethics Commission’s website has been designed to provide a look consistent with that of the other websites in the Mass.Gov portal.  The format should improve your online experience by enabling you to access information more easily by using the tabs located at the top of the homepage.  You will be able to locate information with fewer clicks and less scrolling, and you should find the content easier to read.

On the website, you will find information about the Commission, the conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws, educational materials that clarify the laws, as well as publicly available advisories, legal opinions and enforcement matters. You can download a conflict of interest law disclosure form, learn more about the conflict of interest law education and training requirements, and access the summaries of the law which are distributed to public employees each year (which are now available in Spanish and Portuguese).  Links to the conflict of interest law online training programs and the financial disclosure law electronic filing application are easily accessible from the website, and the Commission’s regulations, including the regulatory exemptions to the gift restrictions and certain other sections of the conflict of interest law, are also on the website.

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