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JCOPE's Jurisdiction

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics investigates potential violations of the State's ethics laws (Public Officers Law §§ 73, 73-a, and 74), the "Little Hatch Act" (Civil Service Law § 107), and the Lobbying Act (Legislative Law Article 1-A) as they apply to State legislators, candidates for the Legislature and legislative employees, the four statewide elected officials, candidates for those offices, executive branch state employees, certain political party chairs, and lobbyists and their clients.
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Reporting Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
In certain instances, sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation may constitute violations of the Public Officers Law under JCOPE’s jurisdiction. State employees should report any such allegations to their employer. It may also be advisable to consult an attorney who can explain all of the available options.

To report such conduct to JCOPE, call the tip line at 800-87-ETHICS (873-8442). Click the button below for more information on reporting to JCOPE or other State, federal, and local agencies.
Other Enforcement Entities
If the misconduct you would like to report is outside of JCOPE's jurisdiction, we have compiled a list of other enforcement entities to best assist you.