January 8, 2020

Electronic filing of financial affairs disclosure (F-1) statements has moved to a new user experience designed to simplify filing and to help filers know what to report.

See our video for an overview of the new system and its features. 

Appointed and elected officials required to submit Personal Financial Affairs (F-1) disclosures will use the new online system to submit their statements.

Here is how to get access to the new system:

1. Set up a SAW account

To get started, you’ll need a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account, if you don’t already have one.

This PDC video offers a guide to establishing a SAW account.

In setting up your SAW account, you might want to use an email that you have established already with the PDC. That will be the easiest way to get linked to your F-1 information.

2. Go to the new system

Once you have a SAW account, log into it and go to the new system using this link: Financial Affairs online reporting system. Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

If you don't see your name in the upper right-hand corner of the application, you can request access by clicking on "New filer." Enter the email you last used to file a F-1 with the PDC. You should receive an email with a one-time security code that you will need to use to access your reports.

If the email address you’ve used previously for PDC filings is one you no longer can access, contact the PDC customer service staff at pdc@pdc.wa.gov to report the new email address that you’ll use for PDC reporting. Then, return to the application and request access.

3. Start filing

Once you've established access, you will see the landing page of the new filing application. You can click the button labeled "Prior" to see your past F-1 statements. Or, if you're ready to begin filing, click the "Start" button.

4. Find help

Questions about what to report? The application itself includes pop-up windows (marked with a ? icon) and a FAQ (see the Help? link in the upper right-hand corner) that leads you to instructions on our website. Our full F-1 reporting manual also is available here

If you don't see the answer to your question, contact us at pdc@pdc.wa.gov