STATE EMPLOYEES: JCOPE Ethics Review

Published:
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 08:15
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A message from the Human Resources Department:

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) has issued a new Summer 2021 edition of its newsletter – “The Ethics Review” – which is available online at the Commission’s website or through the link at the bottom of this notice.
 
JCOPE’s newsletters include timely information, summaries of recent enforcement actions, and a “Dear JCOPE” section that answers ethics-related questions.  
 
The newsletter is for the benefit of all, so please distribute it broadly.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at (518) 408-3976.

Summer 2021 Ethics review

Below are the Enforcement Actions of found Ethics Violations:

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:
Two academic employees of State-run universities acknowledged their
failure to file financial disclosure statements (“FDS”) for two separate years, in violation of Public Officers Law § 73-a, and paid fines of $300 and $800, respectively. One of the individuals had, in prior years, also failed to file, which is reflected in the higher fine amount.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:
Another academic State employee engaged in outside business which was not reported on his financial disclosure statements (“FDS”) for seven separate years. The employee admitted to violations of Public Officers Law § 73-a, paid a fine of $6,000, and was required to amend his previous
FDS filings

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