OUR ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM (OASYS) FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS IS OPERATIONAL.
YOU CAN NOW SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A GUBERNATORIAL BOARD OR COMMISSION APPOINTMENT. IF YOU WISH TO NOMINATE ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL FOR A GUBERNATORIAL BOARD OR COMMISSION APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE .
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOARDS/COMMISSIONS APPOINTMENT PROCESS AND STAFF CONTACTS PLEASE VISIT OUR APPOINTMENTS HOMEPAGE.
THE MAJORITY OF BOARD/COMMISSION SEATS COME DUE ON JUNE 30 EACH YEAR. WHILE APPLICATIONS ARE TAKEN YEAR ROUND, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND HAVING YOUR APPLICATION SUBMITTED ONLINE BY MARCH 15 TO BE FULLY CONSIDERED FOR THE UPCOMING ROUND OF APPOINTMENTS.
(Please use Internet Explorer to submit your application in OASYS)
What We Do
In addition to managing extraditions, clemency petitions, service of process, restoration of voting rights, pardons, authenticating foreign adoption documents, certifying notary publics, handling lobbyist registration, disclosures and conflict of interest filings, one of the key functions of our office is to assist the Governor in the appointments of over 4,000 individuals to serve on Virginia's boards and commissions. All qualified and service-minded Virginians are encouraged to participate in the government of our Commonwealth by offering to serve on a board or commission, or by recommending qualified candidates.
These appointments are some of the most important decisions Governor McDonnell will make during his term. Governor McDonnell has repeatedly said that he is looking for the “best and brightest” to serve in these capacities.
In our ongoing effort to make government more efficient, streamline procedures, and save taxpayer money on printing, paper and postage, we are pleased to announce that the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office is automating the application process for Boards and Commissions. The process for applying and for nominating an applicant to serve on a Board or Commission will be electronically housed here at the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.
This new online application system (OASYS) is now up and running and allows you to submit your own application or provide nominations for boards and commissions. We would like for all Virginians to consider serving and also recommend qualified, service-minded Virginians to fill these positions.
In order for applications and nominations to be fully considered for the approximately 900 appointment openings in June, we are asking that all applications be submitted online by April 15th.
Note: For information regarding corporations, businesses, certificates of authority, or change of address please contact the Clerk's Office in the State Corporation Commission.