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Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) and Supplemental
Statement of Economic Interest (SSEI)

Identified Employees and Board of Trustee Members are required to complete the Statement of Economic Interest form, based on the criteria identified in the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A).This form is a retroactive filing to the prior calendar year and must be filed electronically by all identified employees by May 1st annually (May 2 for 2022).

 Additionally, all required filers must also complete a Supplemental form to comply with Ill. Exec. Order 15-09, issued in January 2015. This electronic form is also due May 1st annually (May 2 for 2022), but is filed with the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission. It is important 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 will be asked to complete a Statement Form and the Supplemental form if you met one of the following criteria in the prior calendar year:

  • Individuals who serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University
  • Employees who are or who function as the head of a department or other administrative unit
  • Employees who have supervisory authority over or direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into by the University
  • Employees who are a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on a grant
  • Employees who have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees
  • Employees who have responsibility for the procurement of goods and services (P-Card, fiscal agent etc.)

Statements of Economic Interest

The Illinois Secretary of State will mail out Statement of Economic Interest instructions to your home mailing address, which is supplied based on the mailing address listed Human Resources as of January 1, 2022.  

  • For first time filers, this letter will contain a URL, an access number, and a password with instructions on how to log into the system maintained by the Secretary of State.
  • For returning filers, your letter will contain a URL and the email you verified the previous year.  The questions have changed. Please carefully review them before you answer.
  • View an FAQ about the questions.

The SEI website provides additional information for first time filers and previous filers.


The Secretary of State Index Division will assess the following monetary fines for failure to file by the May 1st deadline.

  • $15.00 for failure to meet the May 1st statutory deadline.
  • $100.00 fine per day (in addition to the $15.00 fine) for failure to file by May 16th .
  • Failure to file by May 31st will result in the employee’s name being submitted to the Office of the Attorney General and may result in forfeiture of the employee’s employment.

Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest

The Illinois Executive Ethics Commission oversees the Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest form. Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest 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 (May 2 for 2022). You can find more information located at 

If you have any questions, please contact the University Ethics Officer at 309-298-3070 or

Any student, faculty, or staff member who believes they have witnessed a violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act should report the violation immediately to:

Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor
Illinois Building - 607 East Adams Street
14th Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone: (217) 558-5600
Fax: (217) 782-1605
Office of Executive Inspector General