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The University Ethics and Compliance Office supports University of Illinois campuses and administration in fulfilling their mission in an environment based on ethical behavior and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and guidelines. The University Ethics and Compliance Office is the designated liaison to receive and, as necessary, coordinate and/or refer the investigation of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, or other violations of applicable laws, rules, or guidelines.

Ethics News


Posted on 03/04/2015

If you are one of the 9,000 plus employees required to file a Statement of Economic Interests based on your work/access at the University, you will be required to complete two separate forms this year.  For additional information regarding these forms and their final filing instructions, please visit the following pages on our website:

Statement of Economic Interests - this is the traditional form that is based on the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

  • mailed to your home the week of 3/16/15
  • original, signed document due to the University Ethics and Compliance Office via US Postal Mail by April 17, 2015
  • form is printed on white paper

Supplemental Statement of Economic Interests - this form is new this year and must be filed as a result of Illinois Executive Order 15-09.

  • mailed to your home the week of 3/1/15
  • completed form is to be returned to the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission via US Mail or email
  • form is printed on yellow paper
The Office of the Secretary of State will begin the annual Statement of Economic Interests process with a mailing to the home addresses of required filers March 16, 2015.  To comply with the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the University Ethics and Compliance Office will also be emailing required filers with instructions to return all Statements of Economic Interests to our office for review and forwarding to the Office of the Secretary of State.  All Statements of Economic Interests must be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State by May 1, 2015 to avoid fines.  To learn more about the process and the criteria to file, please visit the Statement of Economic Interests section of our website.