NEW ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM IS NOW OPEN FOR USE BY FILERS
The Commission’s new electronic filing system for Statements of Financial Interests (SFIs) is now open for use by filers for calendar year (CY) 2015. The new system will automatically send an email with a User ID, a temporary password and the filing link to filers (appointed public 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.
A Quick User Guide is available by clicking here: http://www.mass.gov/ethics/commission-services/statement-of-financial-interests/sfi-resources-for-agencies/sfi-filing-quick-user-guide.pdf. A more detailed User Guide, which can be accessed from the system’s filer Dashboard, is also available by clicking here: http://www.mass.gov/ethics/commission-services/statement-of-financial-interests/sfi-resources-for-agencies/sfi-user-guide-to-electronic-filing-application.pdf.
The SFI filing deadlines for CY 2015, as previously extended, are:
- 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) Please note: 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.
We greatly appreciate and thank you for your patience, and we regret any inconvenience caused by the delayed opening of the system.