Statements of Economic Interests

Approximately 9,000 employees University-wide are required to complete the Statement of Economic Interests form, based on the criteria identified in the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A). New in 2020, the form is available for electronic filing at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/economic_interests/home.html.

This form is a retroactive filing to the prior calendar year and must be filed electronically by all identified employees by May 1st annually (please note this date has been moved to August 1st for 2020). Additionally, all required filers must also complete a Supplemental form to comply with Ill. Exec. Order 15-09, issued in January 2015. This form is also due May 1st annually (please note this date has been moved to August 1st for 2020), but is filed with the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission. It is important that all filers recognize and understand the differences between the two filings, as they require very distinct disclosures and are filed with two separate entities.

You should be asked to complete a Statement and the Supplemental form if you met one of the following criteria in the prior calendar year:

  • persons who serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • persons who are or who function as the head of a department or other administrative unit
  • those who have supervisory authority over or direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into by the State (BANNER approval authority, TEM approval authority, etc.)
  • those who are a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on a grant
  • those who have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees
  • those who have responsibility for the procurement of goods and services (University P-Card, travel card, department card, i-Buy, etc.)

The Statement of Economic Interests instructions and password will be mailed directly to your home mailing address, which is supplied based on the mailing address listed in BANNER at 12/31. The Supplemental Statement of Economic Interests forms will be emailed to employees at their university email address, along with a link and unique pin, and should be filed electronically by the May 1st deadline (please note this date has been moved to August 1st for 2020).

 

For more details related to the Supplemental form, please visit: Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest form page.

Details related to the Statement of Economic Interests can be found in the links below.

 

Filing process

Please visit the Filing Procedures section of our website to learn more about the process.  

Unable to file electronically?

Click here to print a blank form for completion

Unsure which email address to use?

If you have multiple university email addresses, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=858105 and log in using the green "Access My Profile" button on the right side of the screen to determine which account is listed as your primary account, and should be used for filing purposes. This will be the email address listed in the first section of the "My Profile" screen once you log in.

Need help answering questions on the form?

Click here for step-by-step instructions detailing how to respond to each question

Need to update your address on file with the University?

Click here for instructions on changing your address in Nessie.

Statutory References

Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420) -This law defines who must complete a Statement, the questions to be completed on the form, and the timeline for filing and penalties for noncompliance.

Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/20-23) - When defining the role of ethics officers, this law explains the need for forms to be reviewed by the ethics officer.