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300 Jay Street
Namm Hall, Room N-322
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-4981


All employees of The City University of New York must comply with the ethics requirements set forth in the New York State Public Officers Law and its implementing regulations. This law addresses topics such as conflicts of interest, political activity, improper use of state resources, honoraria, compensation for outside activities, financial disclosure requirements and gifts. The agency that enforces the law is the New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (formerly known as the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics or JCOPE.) In addition, CUNY employees are required by this law to receive regular training on the ethics laws.

College Counsel Kathy Raymond serves as the Ethics Officer for the College. If you have any questions about whether any activity (such as outside employment or acceptance of gifts) is consistent with the New York State ethics requirements, whether and how to file a Financial Disclosure Form (applicable only to certain employees), or any other issue touching on ethics, please contact the Ethics Officer. The Ethics Officer also conducts mandated ethics trainings for College employees.

Extensive material on New York State ethics requirements can be found here.

Creating a NYS ID — Employees who are required to file a Financial Disclosure Form (FDS), need a ID. Information about how to obtain this ID and how to link it to the FDS system is contained here.

Policy on Reporting Alleged Misconduct

Report of Alleged Misconduct

Attendance Certification Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC) Form