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JCOPE: Regulating Lobbying and Ethics in New York State

Education, Guidance, Public Disclosure, and Enforcement
Additional Clarity on Post-Employment Restrictions
New Advisory Opinion
The Commission has released a new opinion, Advisory Opinion 18-01, to provide more clarity on the post-employment restrictions applied to State officers and employees when they leave State service.  The Commission approved the Advisory Opinion at its October 30, 2018 meeting.

The Public Officers Law’s post-employment restrictions promote the public’s confidence in State government by barring State employees, after leaving State service, from unfairly leveraging relationships and knowledge developed during their employment to unjustly benefit themselves or others. Given their nature, these restrictions are not only of significant interest to every former, current, and future State employee, but to entities that hire such individuals after State service, as well as the public.

Lobbying Overview Training Recording

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