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Who We Are

The State Ethics Commission consists of eight members. Four members are appointed by the Governor, no more than two of whom can be of the same political party. Four members are appointed by the General Assembly, two upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, neither of whom can be of the same political party, and two upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, neither of whom can be of the same political party. Commission members serve four (4) year terms.

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What We Do

The State Ethics Commission is responsible for interpreting and administering the State Government Ethics Act, including issuing formal advisory opinions, administering the financial disclosure process (Statement of Economic Interest or “SEI” filings) for individuals covered by the State Government Ethics Act, providing education, and investigating complaints. The Commission is also responsible for interpreting the Lobbying Law and shares administrative responsibilities for that law with the Secretary of State’s office. A list of the Commission’s powers and duties can be found in G.S. 138A-10 and in various sections of N.C.G.S. Ch. 120C.

Meetings

The Commission must meet at least quarterly and generally meets more often. Unless otherwise noted, the Commission meets at its offices located at 424 N. Blount Street in Raleigh. Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. Commission meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Law; however, the consideration of advisory opinions and complaints is confidential under the State Government Ethics Act and must take place in closed session. Click here for the Commission’s meeting schedule.

Contact Information

  • Physical Address:
    424 N. Blount Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1010
  • Mailing Address:
    1324 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1324
  • Phone: (919) 814-3600
  • Fax: (919) 715-1644
  • E-Mail:ethics.commission@doa.nc.gov