WSU Lobbying Reports
Quarterly reports must be filed online by Friday, January 12, 2024, for lobbying activity occurring between October 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) and proper federal agencies. NOTE: You do not need to file a ‘no activity’ report online if you did not lobby this quarter.
Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying guidelines page for clarification on what lobbying activities must be reported.
The PDC recommends that video calls and virtual meetings be reported as in-person lobbying. Phone calls still remain exempt from public agency reporting.
In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multi-layered and touch many parts of the WSU community; therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues.
We appreciate you taking the time to ensure we give an accurate report of time and money spent on lobbying.
ELECTRONIC REPORTING FORMS
If you are a Washington State University employee, use the links below for forms to report quarterly lobbying activity to the Government Relations office.
PLEASE NOTE: Our forms have recently changed. If you need any assistance in completing the new forms, please review the step-by-step guide for quarterly lobbying reporting or reach out to the contacts provided below.