The Enforcement Unit receives complaints, both written and oral -- and even anonymous ones -- of violations of the Conflicts of Interest Law from City employees, the media, and members of the general public. The Enforcement Unit reviews each complaint individually and refers it to the Department of Investigation ("DOI"), the Board's confidential investigative arm, for investigation and report. Once a complaint has been investigated, if warranted, the Enforcement Unit will pursue confidential administrative enforcement proceedings against the alleged violators of the Conflicts of Interest Law.
In order to report a conflict of interest violation, you may:
Call or write the Conflicts of Interest Board, 2 Lafayette Street, Suite 1010, NY, NY, 10007, (212) 442-1400. You may alsoemail the Board directly.
Call the Department of Investigation, 24 hours a day, at (212) 825-5959; and/or
Call the Inspector General of your agency (you can find your Inspector General's name and telephone number on DOI's website)
The information in your complaint is critical to helping the Enforcement Unit identify possible violations of the Conflicts of Interest Law. The more information you provide in your complaint -- the names of the individuals involved, their city jobs or titles, the dates and/or locations of the misconduct -- the more effective the Board and DOI can be in their investigation.