Statement of Economic Interest

February 17, 2022

The State of Alabama Ethics Commission requires employees of The University of Alabama to complete an annual Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) form if they met at least one of the criteria listed below during the 2021 calendar year:

  • Persons whose base rate of pay at any time during calendar year 2021 was $81,000 or more
  • Persons whose job included purchasing or procurement authority (i.e., p-card holders)
  • Persons who served as a supervisor (UA will identify these individuals in the Banner system based on those listed as a supervisor for another employee during the 2021 calendar year.)

As required by law, the UA Office of Human Resources will be providing a list of current and previous employees who met one or more of the above criteria during the 2021 calendar year to the Ethics Commission.

In the coming weeks communication will be sent individually to those identified as meeting the requirement to inform them of their obligation to submit an SEI to the Alabama Ethics Commission. If you do not meet the above criteria, you may disregard this email.

To help individuals complete the form quickly and conveniently, the Ethics Commission provides the form and instructions on their website, seiform.alabama.gov. While you may still choose to print a copy of the form, complete it, and return it directly to the Ethics Commission, we encourage you to take advantage of the quick and cost-effective online filing option. When filing online, you will receive a confirmation email from the Ethics Commission providing you with a code that confirms your form has been filed. Please keep this confirmation code for your reference and as your proof of having filed.

You may also access this material and frequently asked questions on the UA HR website, hr.ua.edu/alabama-ethics-requirement If completed online, the form must be completed and the confirmation code received by the state mandated deadline of April 30, 2022. If mailing directly, forms must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2022. Failure to file will result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a misdemeanor charge imposed by the Ethics Commission for non-compliance.

For a full description of the requirements regarding the Ethics Commission’s efforts to ensure compliance with state conflict of interest laws and proper handling of taxpayer dollars, please visit their website at ethics.alabama.gov.

In summary, if you meet at least one of the above criteria while working for UA at some time during the 2021 calendar year, you are required to complete the Statement of Economic Interest form.

Please note: HR submits employee names of UA SEI Filers as they are documented in Banner. If the SEI Form is submitted under a different name, a mismatch will occur. Please submit the form based on your name as it appears in Banner. HR is unable to update your filing status. Any communication regarding filing or confirmation codes after you have filed should be directed to the Alabama Ethics Commission at sei@ethics.alabama.gov.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding this filing requirement, please contact the HR Service Center at (205) 348-7732 or hrsvctr@ua.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

Susan Norton, MS, SPHR

Senior Associate Vice President &

Chief Human Resources Officer