Ethics and Public Meeting Laws
Ethics Resource Materials
Oregon’s ethics law applies to all public officials including elected board members, presidents, administrators, college staff and volunteers.
- Ethics Guide for Public Officials
Published by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, the guide (adopted October 26, 2010) was revised to reflect changes to Oregon Government Ethics law enacted by the Oregon Legislative Assembly in 2009. It discusses how the provisions in ORS Chapter 244 apply to public officials and summarizes Commission procedures.
- Oregon's Ethics Law - Quick Reference Guide 2010
OCCA one-page publication providing an overview of key areas of Oregon's Ethics Law, including financial gain, conflicts of interest, and gifts.
- Oregon's Ethics Law - What Board Members Need to Know
OCCA three-page publication providing a more detailed look at Oregon's ethics law
- 2009 Legislative Changes to Oregon's Ethics Law
OCCA publication defining changes to the ethics law enacted January 1, 2010.
Public Meeting Resource Materials
Oregon’s public meetings law requires that decisions made by the governing bodies of public bodies be made in the open, which includes meetings where the sole purpose is to gather information that may be used later to make a decision.
- Oregon's Public Meetings Law - Quick Reference Guide 2010
OCCA one-page publication covering meetings and executive session rules.
- Public Meetings Law Decision in Lane County - Dumdi v. Handy - April 2011