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Commission Reports and Policies

Public Information Policy

Commercial Solicitation

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.

Inspection

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

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
        Practice     Status

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

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

Accountability Reports

2011 Accountability Report (PDF)

2012 Accountability Report (PDF)

2013 Accountability Report (PDF)

2014 Accountability Report (PDF)

2015 Accountability Report (PDF)

2016 Accountability Report (PDF)

2017 Accountability Report (PDF)

Fines and Fee Report (PDF)