The Alabama Ethics Law applies to public officials and public employees, including employees of The University of Alabama System, UA, UAB, and UAH.
Public employees must generally:

  • Avoid conflicts of interest;
  • Not use public property for private gain; and
  • Otherwise comply with the Alabama Ethics Law.

The full text of the Alabama Ethics Law may be found in the Restated Ethics Act Draft.

The Alabama Ethics Law requires each public employee who earns over $75,000 per year to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) by April 30th for the preceding calendar year. Public employees who are in certain positions must file the SEI form regardless of income. Some of these positions include:

  • Chief administrators
  • Public employees who invest public funds
  • Purchasing or procurement agents
  • Chief financial and accounting directors
  • Public employees serving as a supervisor

The University of Alabama System Office of Risk Management provides information
to help University and System employees file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI).
For questions regarding this process, please contact Chad Tindol, Vice Chancellor for Risk and Compliance, at (205) 348-5889 or ctindol@uasystem.edu. You should also review
the Alabama Ethics Commission’s website for authoritative opinions and instructions.

For further information on how the SEI requirement affects University employees, a PowerPoint presentation is available here.