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FDS Filing Information and Forms

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FDS Filing Information and Forms
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FDS Filing Deadlines and Salary Threshold Information

 

FDS Year

Filing Due Date*

CSEA SG-24 Job Rate/

Filing Threshold

2016

May 15, 2017 (non-academic)
November 15, 2017 (academic)

$95,534

2017

May 15, 2018 (non-academic)
November 15, 2018 (academic)

$97,448

2018

May 15, 2019 (non-academic)
November 15, 2019 (academic)

$99,394

2019

May 15, 2020 (non-academic)
November 16, 2020 (academic)

$101,379

 

  • State employees or officials whose annual salaries surpass the threshold or who are designated policy-makers after the applicable filing due date must file within 30 days of the change in their salary or policy-maker designation. New State employees or officials who (1) have annual salaries above the threshold or are designated policy-makers, and (2) commence employment after the applicable filing due date must file within 30 days of hire.

2017 FDS Guide and Related Forms

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    2017 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with JCOPE may be able to submit the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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Extension, Exemption, and Redaction Request Information

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    FDS Extension Request form

    A filer may request a 45-day extension of time to file the FDS based on justifiable cause or undue hardship. Extensions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on our before the filing due date.

     

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    FDS Exemption Request Form (Individual)

    A filer who is not designated as a policy maker and whose annual salary exceeds the SG-24 filing rate may request an exemption from filing a FDS. Such exemptions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on or before the filing due date.

     

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    FDS Agency/Union Exemption Request Form

    State agencies and labor unions may request an exemption from filing a FDS on behalf of individuals in the same title or job classification who are not designated as policy makers and whose annual salary exceeds the SG-24 filing rate. Such exemptions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on or before the filing due date.

     

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    FDS Redaction Request Form

    A filer may request redaction of specific information from the copy of his or her FDS that is made publicly available. Redactions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form. JCOPE, at its discretion, may grant the request if the information sought to be redacted has no material bearing on the discharge of the filer’s official duties. This form may also be used to request an exemption from disclosing certain information pertaining to a spouse and/or unemancipated children. Again, at its discretion, JCOPE may grant the request if (1) the spouse, on his or her own behalf or on behalf of an unemancipated child, objects to the disclosure of such information, and (2) the information has no bearing on the discharge of the filer's official duties. 

     

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2017 FDS Amendment Forms for Paper Filers

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    2017 FDS Amendment Form - Question 8

    Question 8(a): Licensed Professions

    Question 8 (b): Business Relationships and Client Disclosure

    Question 8(b-2)(i)

    Question 8(b-2)(ii)

    Question 8(c)

    Question 8(d): Business Investments​​​​​​​

     

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2016 FDS Guide and Related Forms

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    2016 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with JCOPE may be able to submit the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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2016 FDS Amendment Forms for Paper Filers

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    2016 FDS Amendment Form - Question 8

    Question 8(a): Licensed Professions

    Question 8 (b): Business Relationships and Client Disclosure

    Question 8(b-2)(i)

    Question 8(b-2)(ii)

    Question 8(c)

    Question 8(d): Business Investments​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

     

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NYC COIB Related Information and Forms

At its June 28, 2016 meeting, the Commission passed a resolution to streamline FDS compliance for filers who would otherwise have to file both a FDS with JCOPE and an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB).

Under the resolution, those filers may satisfy the Public Officers Law § 73-a filing requirement under by submitting the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting a supplemental form that includes certain additional information. The original signed and dated supplemental form should be mailed to the following address:


NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
Attention: Financial Disclosure Unit
540 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

NYC COIB Related Forms

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    JCOPE COIB Resolution 16-01

    At its June 28, 2016 meeting, the Commission passed a resolution to streamline FDS compliance for filers who would otherwise have to file both a FDS with JCOPE and an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB).

     

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    2017 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with JCOPE may be able to submit the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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    2016 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with JCOPE may be able to submit the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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Prior Years Forms and Instructions

If you need any financial disclosure statements forms for the years prior to 2016, please contact our FDS unit by email at ethel@jcope.ny.gov or by phone at 800-87-ETHICS (873-8442); press "3" to speak to a FDS filings specialist.

Applicable Laws, Regulations and Guidance

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    Public Officers Law § 73-a

    Public Officers Law Section 73-a includes information on who is require to file a FDS, the questions to be answered on a Financial Disclosure Statement, penalties for violating the section, and how to apply for filing exemptions or deletions. 

     

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    Guidelines to the Random Review Program

    Executive Law § 94(9)(n) authorizes JCOPE to conduct a program of random reviews of Financial Disclosure Statements submitted to the Commission pursuant to Public Officers Law § 73-a, and requires that this program be carried out in a manner detailed in these guidelines.  

     

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Miscellaneous Forms

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    FDS Release

    This form is available for State officers and employees who have left State service and would like to request a copy of previously filed FDS.  Please note: this form must be notarized. 

     

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    FDS Spousal Affidavit

    State officers and employees required to file a FDS may also be required to provide information regarding their spouses.  Filers with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from obtaining information regarding a spouse may utilize this form and submit to JCOPE.  

     

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Contact The Financial Disclosure Unit

For help with filing the annual financial disclosure statement, including any technical support questions, FDS filings specialists are available to speak with you from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.  For questions regarding the mandatory ethics trainings "Comprehensive Ethics Training Course" and "Ethics Seminar", please contact the JCOPE Training Team at education@jcope.ny.gov. 

Contact us by phone:
Hotline - Press "3" to speak to a FDS Specialist   800-87-Ethics (873-8442)
Contact us by email:
Mailing Address:

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207