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Notice to all CUNY Faculty from CUNY Legal Affairs:

Summary of Notice

1.   This is a notice regarding the requirement to file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) as mandated by the New York State Public Officers Law.

2.   All FDS must be filed by November 15, 2009 for year 2008. The New York State Commission on Public Integrity (NYSCPI) will email you your ID number, password and instructions through ethel@nyintegrity.org  in early October 2009. Faculty Filers should also check their spam folders and junk email folders if they didnít receive the emails.
3.   If you have an Exemption and your status has NOT changed {meaning your duties do not involve the negotiation, authorization or approval of:

i.        contracts, leases, franchises, revocable consents, concessions, variances, special permits, or licenses as defined in section seventy-three of the public officers law;
ii.        the purchase, sale, rental or lease of real property, goods or services, or a contract therefor;
iii.        the obtaining of grants of money or loans; or
the adoption or repeal of any rule or regulation having the force and effect of law.}

You do not need to do anything. The Exemption continues.

4. If your status has changed or you never filed for an Exemption, please read the attached reminder notice completely and if necessary, consult with your campus Ethics Officer. A list of ethics officers is attached to the notice.

5. If you fail to file there are penalties. Pursuant to the Chapter 14 of the Laws of 2007 (Public Employees Ethics Reform Act) penalties for violations of Public Officers Law ß73-a, [the Financial Disclosure Filing Statute] increased from a maximum of $10,000 to $40,000. Also Notices of Delinquency for failure to file the financial disclosure statement for the specific calendar year 2008 will be posted on the Commissionís website.

Ethics Bulletin: FAQs for CUNY Faculty re FDS Requirements available in PDF form

OR on the website at: http://www.cuny.edu/administration/legal-affairs/ethics/financial-disclosure-faculty.html

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