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    Public information Policy


    In accordance with Section 30-2-10, et. seq. of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, no public records will be released to any person or private entity for the purpose of using the public record for commercial solicitation.  Any person knowingly using a public record for commercial solicitation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both.



    All forms and statements filed with the State Ethics Commission are public information open for public inspection upon request.

    Reports and statements filed with the State Ethics Commission are available for viewing at the Commission office Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



    Copies of the forms and statements are available from the Commission at a charge of $.50 per page.  Copies may be obtained in person or a request form may be obtained from the Commission office.


    Audit Policy

    The Commission's audit policy enables all forms and statements filed with the Commission to be audited. Three types of audits may be conducted:

    1. Filing Audit - to determine that required forms have been filed and that such forms or statements are accurate and complete.
    2. Desk Audit - more formal review of forms or statements to determine if violations have occurred or if complete information is not provided.
    3. Field Audit - an in-depth examination of accounts and documents supporting information filed on the reports or statements.

    The filing audit is conducted on all reports or statements filed with the Commission.

    The desk audit and field audit may be conducted at the discretion of the Commission:  when requested by the individual involved; when requested by the Commission members; when needed for information purposes; when an advisory opinion has been requested, or when a complaint has been filed.


    Best Practice Management


    In accordance with Proviso 89.56 (GP: Best Management Practices) the State Ethics Commission publishes the following ratings report.

                Practice    Status
    Integration of Planning and BudgetingIn compliance
    Internal AuditIn compliance
    Collaboration and PartnershipsIn compliance
    Outsourcing and PrivatizationIn compliance
    Process AnalysisIn compliance
    Use of Automation and TechnologyIn compliance
    Energy and other Resource Conservation and ManagementIn compliance
    Preventive and Deferred MaintenanceIn compliance
    Alternate Revenue SourcesIn compliance
    External Annual Financial Audit FindingsIn compliance
    External Review FindingsIn compliance
    Long Range Capital PlanNot applicable
    Risk ManagementIn compliance



    Accountability Reports


    2011 Accountability Report 

    2012 Accountability Report


    2013 Accountability Report


    2014 Accountability Report


    2015 Accountability Report


    2016 Accountability Report