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.
The Commission's audit policy enables all forms and statements filed with the Commission to be audited. Three types of audits may be conducted:
- Filing Audit - to determine that required forms have been filed and that such forms or statements are accurate and complete.
- Desk Audit - more formal review of forms or statements to determine if violations have occurred or if complete information is not provided.
- 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 Budgeting||In compliance|
|Internal Audit||In compliance|
|Collaboration and Partnerships||In compliance|
|Outsourcing and Privatization||In compliance|
|Process Analysis||In compliance|
|Use of Automation and Technology||In compliance|
|Energy and other Resource Conservation and Management||In compliance|
|Preventive and Deferred Maintenance||In compliance|
|Alternate Revenue Sources||In compliance|
|External Annual Financial Audit Findings||In compliance|
|External Review Findings||In compliance|
|Long Range Capital Plan||Not applicable|
|Risk Management||In compliance|
2011 Accountability Report
2012 Accountability Report
2013 Accountability Report
2014 Accountability Report
2015 Accountability Report
2016 Accountability Report
2017 Accountability Report
Fines and Fee Report