Ethics

Expenditures Made for the Benefit of a Member-Elect

Reporting requirements for expenditures made for the benefit of a Member-Elect is now available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

JLEC Advisory Attorney Earns CFE Credential

JLEC Ethics Advisory Attorney, Jennifer Lockwood, was recently awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education. In order to become a … Continue reading

Discounts

Individuals often receive information on the latest coupon sites, invitations to join e-mail lists offering daily deals and advertisements for Internet applications that alert users to the best prices on various goods and services.  While everyone loves a good deal, … Continue reading

I ♥ Fair Food!

Fair Season is once again upon us and it is important to keep in mind where your tickets are coming from.  All tickets to a county or state fair have value.  While an individual ticket from a lobbying source may … Continue reading

July 4th Expenditures

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Remember that expenditures made over the holiday for the benefit of a public official or employee who files a financial disclosure statement are reportable on the May – August 2012 … Continue reading

2012 National Meeting Guidance Memorandums

Planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio pays membership dues? The 2012 National Meeting Lobbying Expenditure Guidance Memorandum and the 2012 National Meeting Financial Disclosure Statement Reporting Memorandum are now available … Continue reading

Perspectives on Lobbying Registration CLE Materials

The materials for the June 20, 2012 Perspectives on Lobbying Registration CLE are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Legislative Inspector General at 614-728-5100.

January-April 2012 Reporting Deadline

Reminder:  Tomorrow (May 31st) is the deadline for filing all lobbying Activity and Expenditure Reports and updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements for the January-April 2012 reporting period.

2012 Memorial Tournament

The 2012 Memorial Tournament is just a few weeks away.  For information on access badges and other expenditures associated with this event see the OLIG memo here.

Invitations to participate in surveys/focus groups

Occasionally, legislative employees receive invitations to participate in focus groups or surveys.  Often, the group asking the employee to participate offers a monetary incentive or gift (i.e. an honorarium) in exchange for the employee’s participation.   While legislative employees are not … Continue reading