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    Public Officers Law handbook for State Employees and Officials

    This handbook contains in its entirety a comprehensive list of the State's ethics laws that apply to State officers and employees.  Includes sections 73, 73-a, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 of the Public Officers Law which are required to those employees who must complete the Public Officers Law Section 78 Public Officer Oath/Affirmation provided by the New York Department of State. 




    JCOPE Guide to Lobbying Reporting - 2018 and Prior Years ONLY

    A comprehensive guide to the reporting obligations outlined in Legislative Law Article 1-A also known as the Lobbying Act. Detailed information is provided for Filers and subject matter areas that may require additional disclosures under the Lobbying Act.  Refer to this Guide for 2018 Filings and prior years.




    Plain Language Guide to the State's Ethics Laws

    A comprehensive overview of the Public Officers Law and other related ethics laws, presented in a plain language format.  This publication is also used as the participant guide for FDS filers required to attend mandatory ethics trainings.  An excellent resource for those entering State service for the first time.  Revised 8/26/2019




    Quick Reference Guide to the State's Ethics Laws

    A resource for those newly employed into State service.  Provides an overview of the State's ethics laws including conflicts of interest, acceptance of gifts and outside employment.  Recommended for distribution for all new public sector hires. 




    Responsibilities of the Agency Ethics Officer

    An overview on the various legal obligations under the Public Officers Law and JCOPE’s applicable regulations required by agency Ethics Officers.  This publication covers the requirements for: financial disclosure reporting, mandatory ethics training, approvals for outside activities, honoraria, and official activity expense payments; and the acceptance of gifts.  




Contact Communications and Public Information Office

The Communications and Public Information Office is the point of contact for the public and members of the press with questions about JCOPE's mission and to request access to records such as the financial disclosure statements filed by state officials and employees, the statewide elected officials, members of the Legislature and legislative employees. 

Contact us by phone:

Direct Line  518-486-7842
Main Line  518-408-3976

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Mailing Address:

New York State

Joint Commission on Public Ethics

540 Broadway

Albany, NY 12207