Ethics

Ethics laws were enacted to prevent both actual and apparent conflicts of interest between official duties and private interests.

The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 (PIRA) became effective on August 15, 2011. It established the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) which expanded the existing functions and jurisdiction of the former Commission on Public Integrity. The jurisdiction of JCOPE includes all SUNY employees. For further information go to http://www.jcope.ny.gov/.

Applicable ethics laws and regulations include:  (Links these are all broken on  your site)

Public Officers Law section 73-a: Financial Disclosure Statements (FDSs)

Public Officers Law section 74: The Code of Ethics

Public Officers Law section 73: Outside employment and professional activities, restriction on political activities, nepotism, gifts, honorarium, travel, negotiations on future employment, and post-employment restrictions.

Civil Service Law section 107: Political Activity

For quick reference, read the Plain Language Guide to the State Ethics Laws.  (This is a PDF can we link to the State PDF instead of being responsible for it.)

REQUESTS EMPLOYEES MUST MAKE IN ADVANCE OF RECEIVING PAYMENT OR PERFORMING SERVICE

REQUESTS EMPLOYEES MUST MAKE IN ADVANCE OF RECEIVING PAYMENT OR PERFORMING SERVICE
  Honoraria  Official Activity Expense Payments Outside Activities Gifts
Applies to All State Workers     All State Workers Policy Makers All State Workers
Minimum Requirement $0 $0 Depends on  Depends, usually $15
Money / Item Individual NYS Individual Hopefully NYS
Approval Required by Agency by Agency

by Agency: > $1k

by JCOPE: > $5k

sometimes
Prior Approval Yes Yes Yes Sometimes
Annual Report If FDS filter If FDS filer Yes Maybe

 

Honoraria

Regulation

To obtain required form, contact Gail Feuer, Ethics Officer, at x2509 or gail.feuer@oneonta.edu

Outside Activities

(for Policy Makers only)

Regulation 

To obtain required forms, contact Gail Feuer, Ethics Officer, at x2509 or gail.feuer@oneonta.edu