Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Ethics and Sunshine Training

City officials, department heads, and employees who are required to file annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) with the Ethics Commission under San Francisco Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code Section 3.1-103(a)(1) and (b)(1) must complete the Ethics training required by California Government Code Section 53235 (AB 1234) and the Sunshine Ordinance training required by San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.33.

Training and Filing Requirements

Effective December 23, 2017, the Ethics Commission Regulation 15.102-1 and the Sunshine Ordinance Regulation 67.33-1 changed the deadlines to complete the required Ethics and Sunshine Ordinance trainings. The Commission aligned the training certification deadlines with the deadline for filing an annual Form 700. As a part of this change, the Commission has combined the two forms previously known as the “Ethics Certificate” and the “Sunshine Ordinance Declaration” into one form, now titled the “Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form.”

How to complete the training and filing requirements

Elected officials, department heads, board members, and commissioners must complete the Ethics training and Sunshine Ordinance training online through the Commission’s e-filing system (NetFile). After completing the training in NetFile they will be prompted to file the Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form electronically in the system. Visit the e-file account setup page to learn about getting access to NetFile.

City employees with training requirements can access the Ethics training video and Sunshine training video directly.

Assuming Office Requirements

City officials must complete the Ethics training, Sunshine Ordinance training, and electronically file the Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form within 30 days of assuming office.

Annual Requirements

City officials must complete the Ethics training, Sunshine Ordinance training, and electronically file the Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form annually by April 1.

Those who assume office between October 1 and March 30 and timely complete the assuming office requirements are not required to file the Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form on the April 1 immediately following assumption of office.

For any questions regarding the training requirements, please contact the Ethics Commission at ethics.commission@sfgov.org or (415) 252-3100.

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