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If you are a State Employee

Thank you for visiting the Executive Ethics Commission’s website.

State Employees are required to follow certain rules and regulations established to foster ethical conduct.

Ethics Act Requirements - The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act contains restrictions regarding many aspects of a State employee’s conduct including those relating to the receipt of gifts, future employment opportunities, and political involvement. Please review the Act in order to become more familiar with the limitations and restrictions placed upon State employees.

Founded Reports - As a result of situations where the Act is not followed, the Executive Ethics Commission (“EEC”) publishes disciplinary decisions and Office of Executive Inspector General (“OEIG”) founded reports for state employee violations of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act. These disciplinary decisions and reports are available on this site at Decisions, Reports, and Appeals.

Administrative Rules - If you become involved in an investigation or disciplinary case before the Executive Ethics Commission, you may want to review applicable Rules regarding the Commission’s hearing, determination, and investigation procedures. Please review the Commission’s Rules.

Procurement Restrictions - The Illinois Procurement Code sets forth certain requirements with regard to all State​ procurements. As a state employee certain communications with lobbyists and vendors must be reported. There are reporting requirements for the lobbyist, vendor, and state employee as set forth in Section 50-39 of the Code at 30 ILCS 500/50.

Procurement Communication Reporting Form - The form for submitting required reports is available through the Procurement Policy Board’s Procurement Communication Reporting page.

Reporting Violations – Where appropriate, in order to report a potential violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act or other concern regarding the ethical behavior of a state employee, please contact your agency’s Ethics Officer. A list of all State Ethics Officers is available on this site and on the OEIG.

Executive Inspector General - In addition, potential violations can be reported directly to the Office of the Executive Inspector General. The OEIG has instructions for filing a complaint available on its website under File a Complaint.

Procurement Related Issues - To report a potential violation of the Procurement Code or other concern regarding a State procurement please contact the office of the applicable Chief Procurement Officer.​

Executive Order 15-09

Supplemental Statement of Interests Form - For officers and employees subject to the jurisdictions of the Illinois Governor per Executive Order 15-09. Please complete the form concerning calendar year 2021. Attach additional sheets if necessary. Kindly return it by May 2, 2022 to : Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, 401 S. Spring Street, Wm. Stratton Building, Room 513, Springfield, IL 62706.

Executive Order 15-09 Gift Ban Exception Request Form - Agencies and employees subject to Executive Order 15-09 may not claim Gift Ban exceptions #4 (Educational Materials and Missions) or #5 (Travel Expenses to Discuss State Business) unless the exceptions comply with the provisions of 2 Ill. Admin. Code 1620.700, the Prohibited Source makes or arranges payment or reimbursement directly with the agency, and the trip is approved in advance by the Executive Director of the Executive Ethics Commission.