In accordance with Governor Lamont’s directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Ethics is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to provide services through telework and will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances. Please feel free to contact us at 860-263-2400 or by email at: (ose@ct.gov). We will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications as promptly as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

2020 Notices - Response to COVID-19

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

CONCERNING OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS FILING DEADLINES

 
The Office of State Ethics provides the following to all Lobbyists and Statement of Financial Interest Filers
 
An Important Message to all Lobbyists
 

In response to the ongoing public health emergency involving COVID-19, the Office of State Ethics, pursuant to Executive Order 7M issued by Governor Lamont on March 25, 2020, has updated the following filing deadline extensions for lobbyist financial reports. 

 

1. The First Quarter Lobbyist Reports (Forms ETH-2D and ETH-2C), previously with an extended deadline of May 10, 2020, will now be due no later than July 10, 2020.


2. Monthly reports for April and May will also be due no later than July 10, 2020.  REMINDER:  A monthlyreport is not required for any month in which a client lobbyist neither expends nor agrees to expend one hundred dollars or more in furtherance of lobbying (General Statutes § 1-96 (a)).

 

3. The Second Quarter Lobbyist Reports (Forms ETH-2D and ETH-2C) deadline remains unchanged, i.e., due no later than July 10, 2020.

 

***NOTE: Client lobbyists must file all quarterly reports, even if they made no lobbying expenditures during the reporting period. 

If you require assistance, please e-mail:  lobbyist.ose@ct.gov  

Please note:  Our staff is working remotely and there may be a delay in response time. 

An Important Message to all Statement of Financial Interests (SFI) Filers

This is a message to alert all state employees and public officials who are required to file a Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI”) with the Office of State Ethics on or before Friday, May 1, 2020. 

The Office of State Ethics, in response to the ongoing public health emergency involving COVID-19, and pursuant to Executive Order 7M issued by Governor Lamont on March 25, 2020, has extended the filing deadline for a period of 60 days to July 1, 2020 for any filer who is unable to meet the May 1, 2020 filing deadline.  Because the public health emergency is continually evolving, the Office of State Ethics will adjust this directive, if necessary, and will work with every SFI filer who needs assistance in fulfilling his or her filing obligation.

If you have received this notification and are able to file your SFI, we encourage you to file electronically:   

FILE ELECTRONICALLY

Click the link to begin your Online 2019 SFI Filing

Remember:  Your username is your e-mail address.

FORGOT PASSWORD?

If you have forgotten your password, follow these instructions to access your personal and secure online account: 

  1. Go to the login screen (see above link) and click “Forgot Password?” right below the entry fields for the “User Login.” 
  2. Enter your current state e-mail address or the e-mail address where you received this communication. 

A temporary password will be immediately e-mailed to you, and you may begin your filing.

PAPER FILERS

Our recommendation is to file electronically, and in 2019, ninety-nine percent (99%) filed on-line. 

A paper form is available on our website at: https://portal.ct.gov/Ethics/Forms/Forms.

It must be printed and mailed to our office. We do not accept e-mail submissions.  Additionally, visitor access is presently restricted (DAS Visitor Policy), and your paper form must be mailed to:

 

Office of State Ethics
18 – 20 Trinity Street, Suite 201
Hartford, CT  06106

CONTACT US

If you require assistance, please e-mail:  sfi.ose@ct.gov  

Please note: Our staff is working remotely and there may be a delay in response time. 

Issued:  March 25, 2020, Updated April 28, 2020