Reporting & Registration
The operation of the Ohio public pension plans is governed by specific statutes under Ohio law. These can be found in Chapters 101, 102, 145, 742, 3307, 3309 and 5505 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Persons/entities doing business, or seeking to do business, with any of the Ohio public pension plans or making campaign contributions to, or on behalf of, a Board member or candidate for a Board position are governed by, and may be required to register or file reports with, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee, the Ohio Ethics Commission and/or the Ohio Secretary of State.
The Ohio public pension plans cannot provide guidance about these requirements. To determine if these provisions apply to you, please contact the following agencies:
Joint Legislative Ethics Committee
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1308
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Ohio Ethics Commission
30 West Spring Street L3
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Ohio Secretary of State
180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43266
The Ohio public pension plans advocate full compliance with all applicable laws, registration and reporting requirements. The duty to comply, and to register or report as applicable, is the sole responsibility of the individual or entity conducting the activities described above.
Contingent compensation agreements are prohibited. This is an incentive compensation plan.
- (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person shall engage any person to influence retirement system decisions or conduct retirement system lobbying activity for compensation that is contingent in any way on the outcome of a retirement system decision and no person shall accept any engagement to influence retirement system decisions or conduct retirement system lobbying activity for compensation that is contingent in any way on the outcome of a retirement system decision.
- (B) Division (A) of this section does not prohibit and shall not be construed to prohibit any person from compensating the person's sales employees pursuant to an incentive compensation plan, such as commission sales, if the incentive compensation plan is the same plan used to compensate similarly situated sales employees who are not retirement system lobbyists.