Ethics and Sunshine Training

City officials 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.

Elected Officials, Department Heads, Board Members, and Commissioners

How to complete the training and filing requirements

Elected officials, department heads, board members, and commissioners (“City officials”) must complete the Ethics training and Sunshine Ordinance training online through the Commission’s e-filing system (NetFile). After viewing both trainings in NetFile, they will be prompted to file the Ethics and Sunshine Training Declaration Form electronically in the system (step #7). Visit the e-file account setup page to learn about getting access to 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 31 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.

City Employees

Pursuant to the Department of Human Resources (DHR) policy, Ethics and Sunshine Training is required annually for all Deputy Directors and employees who have responsibilities for contracting and/or purchasing. City employees should complete the Ethics/Sunshine training in the City’s SF Learning Portal. Please direct all questions regarding this policy or training access questions to DHR at wd.dhr@sfgov.org.

Additional Training & Resources

Visit the Commission’s Training & Resources page for a full listing of trainings and resources applicable to candidates and committees.

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