To make public all potential financial conflicts of interest, the State and the City require senior government officials and employees to annually file forms disclosing these officials’ and employees’ direct or indirect sources of income. The Mayor also requires senior level City officials and members of the Mayor’s office to file an additional disclosure form. These forms don’t require identical information; each is slightly different. These forms cover the calendar year, and are due on May 1 of the year following the year of reporting. If you have to file one or more financial disclosure forms, you will be contacted by the City’s Ethics Board several weeks before the forms are due and told which form(s) you must file and how to do it.
IntegrityWorks offers guidance for commonly asked questions described below. These are not the only situations in which ethics rules would apply; they are simply the most common ones. Other guidance may be added to this site as situations warrant.
These are general guidelines. Because each situation presents its own set of facts, this general guidance isn’t advice on which you can legally rely. If you want to be absolutely sure that your conduct complies with applicable ethics laws, you should seek advice before taking action.