Oregon Secretary of State


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 Scenic Image 20090126-0177​)

Present Duties

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) administers Oregon ethics law, lobby law and public meetings law. Prior to 2023, OGEC only had jurisdiction over the executive session provisions of public meetings law but with the passage of House Bill 2805, OGEC now has jurisdiction over all public meetings law. 

The nine-member, all-volunteer commission must be confirmed by the Oregon Senate. No more than three of the commissioners may be from the same political party. OGEC staff include the executive director who is appointed by the commission and 14 full-time employees, who focus on compliance and education.​ 
Agency Website​

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-378-5105
Fax: 503-373-1456
General Email: mail@ogec.oregon.gov
Contact: Susan V. Myers, ​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
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​

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