Federal Lobbying Disclosure Requirements

Here are procedures for disclosing and reporting on advocacy efforts in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.

Since the College of Engineering keeps no record of such activities, you are advised to self-report any activities related to lobbying of the federal government. If you do fill out the form, please submit it to the Office of Federal Relations with a copy to the CoE Dean, Nancy Allbritton (

Due dates:   1/7   |   4/7   |   7/7   |   10/7

UW has had to make detailed disclosures of various activities relating to legislative advocacy in Olympia for many years. With the passage and enactment of Public Law 110-81, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, UW must now introduce procedures for disclosing and reporting on advocacy efforts in both the Executive and Legislative branches of the FEDERAL government.

The law is very broad and, unlike the state law, covers such activities as the preparation of lobbying materials, phone calls, and email communications as well as personal contacts. You will need to report any salary, benefits, and expenses associated with the effort. Provide the required information to the Office of Federal Relations in a timely and complete way so that the Office of the UW President can meet the quarterly reporting requirements set by the law, which holds both civil and criminal penalties.

In the box at right is a document providing guidance and a copy of the form for the submission of data. Fore more information, please refer to the UW Federal Relations website.