Statements of Economic Interest

Depending on your duties at NIU, you may need to complete two forms related to your economic interests. The Statement of Economic Interest form is required by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, and a supplemental form is required by the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission. Those required to complete the form will be contacted in March regarding this requirement.

Both forms are due June 30, 2020.

Who Must File

You must complete the forms if you:

  • Are a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Are the head of a department or other unit.
  • Supervise or are responsible for the creation or execution of contracts in the amount of $5,000 or more.
  • Have authority to issue administrative rules and regulations.
  • Decide or review judicial or administrative proceedings.
  • Supervise 20 or more employees.

Read a detailed description of the criteria in the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420 (section 4A-101).

How to File

Follow these instructions to file the forms online by May 8, 2020. There is no need to submit copies of the forms to the Ethics and Compliance Office, though you should save copies for your files.

Statement of Economic Interest

In March, you'll receive a letter from the Secretary of State's Office at your home address. Use the instructions and PIN number in the letter to file the Statement of Economic Interest online.

Read more about filing the Statement of Economic Interest.  

Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest

In March, you'll receive an email from the Executive Ethics Commission at your NIU email address. Follow the instructions in the email to log in and file the supplemental statement online. If you don't receive the email, contact for assistance. To log in, use your A-ID email address, not your email alias.

Read more about filing the supplemental statement.

Late Filing Penalties

If you don't file completed documents on time, you'll face penalties from the Secretary of State's Office. More information about the revised deadlines will be provided once available.


If you have any questions about the forms or filing requirements, contact:

Sarah Garner
Ethics and Compliance Officer