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.

2018 Annual Form 700, and Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form due Monday, April 2 2018. Learn More.

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 requirements

The Ethics training and Sunshine Ordinance training must be completed online. The training videos can be accessed through the Commission’s e-filing system (NetFile). The Ethics training video and Sunshine training video links can also be accessed directly.

Visit the e-file account setup page to learn about getting access to NetFile.

How to file the training form

The Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form must be filed electronically by logging into Commission’s e-filing system (NetFile).

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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