Government Ethics Commission

Morrow Crane Building
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 (OGEC), is responsible for enforcement of government ethics laws prohibiting public officials from using their office for financial gain and requiring public disclosure of economic conflict of interest. The OGEC also enforces state laws that require lobbyists, and the entities they represent, to register and report their quarterly lobbying expenditures. OGEC also has jurisdiction over the executive session provisions of the public meetings law.

The OGEC is a nine-member citizen commission. It is served by nine staff members who focus on regulation and prevention through education.​
Agency Website​

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-378-5105
Fax: 503-373-1456
General Email: mail@ogec.oregon.gov
Contact: Ronald A. Bersin, Interim Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Government Ethics Commission​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 171.725–171.785, 192.660, 192.685​, ORS Chapter 244

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records & Publications​

Records Retention Sche​dule ​- a list of the public records kept at the agency