Who files with the Ethics Commission?

State officials and employees:

  • Elected officials and candidates for state office;
  • Appointees to unexpired terms of state elected office;
  • All members of the state board of education;
  • Directors, assistant directors, deputy directors, divisions chiefs, and “persons of equivalent rank” serving state administrative departments;
  • State employees paid a salary or wage in accordance with schedule C or E-2;
  • Members of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio and of the Ohio Ethics Commission;
  • Members and chief executive officers of state boards and commissions that exercise the powers of the state [List];
  • Trustees and presidents or chief executive officers of every state college and university [List];
  • Members and director of the capitol square review and advisory board;
  • Members, director, professional employees, and all technical employees who perform an internal audit function of the Ohio casino control commission;
  • Members and chief executive officers of the state retirement systems;
  • Licensed investment officers of the state retirement systems;
  • Each member of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors;
  • Administrator, Chief Investment Officer, and Director of Investments of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation;
  • Members appointed by the governor and staff of the Retirement Study Council;
  • Members and executive directors of the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation;
  • Members and some upper level employees of JobsOhio;
  • Members appointed to the Ohio livestock care standards board; and
  • Entrepreneurs in residence assigned by the LeanOhio office.

Local officials and employees:

  • Elected officials and candidates for city and county offices;
  • Elected or appointed board members and candidates for school board or educational service center governing board in districts/ESCs with a total student count of 12,000 or more [List];
  • Appointees to unexpired terms in any of these elected offices;
  • Business managers, treasurers, and superintendents of all school districts and educational service centers;
  • Appointees to the board of education of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and any other municipal school district; and
  • Members of the board of directors of a sanitary district established under R.C. Chapter 6115 that includes two municipal corporations in two counties (Mahoning Valley Sanitary District).