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Public Service Puzzler

Announcing the January edition of the Public Service Puzzler (in PDF), a contest brought to you by the City’s Conflicts of Interest Board! Spending just five minutes with the City’s Conflicts of Interest Law could win you prizes! Each month a new puzzle, question, or other activity will be brought to you by the Board’s Training and Education Unit. All you have to do is give five minutes of thoughtful consideration. Click here to visit the Public Service Puzzler home page for more information, including an interview with last month’s winner! 

New Ethics Express
The Conflicts of Interest Board has released a new episode of Ethics Express: Conflicts of Interest Explained in Five Minutes or Less. This series of short videos takes a thoughtful, talk-show-style approach to explaining basic principles of the City’s Conflicts of Interest Law. Watch the latest installment, a continuation of previous discussion about gifts, below, and stay tuned for more! Click here for previous installments.

Click here to watch in Windows Media Player.

Notice of Adoption of Amendment to Rule on the Dollar Amount With Respect to “Ownership Interest”
The Conflicts of Interest Board adjusted the dollar amount in the definition of “ownership interest” (Section 1-11 of Title 53 of the Rules of the City of New York) as required by Section 2603(a) of Chapter 68 of the New York City Charter. The text of the amended rule and statement of basis and purpose can be found in the PDF document below or by linking to NYCRules here.

Notice of Adoption - 2014 COIB Rule 1-11 Amendment (in PDF)

Proposed Charter Amendments

NYC Charter Section 2602(j) requires that the Conflicts of Interest Board periodically recommend to the NYC Council such revisions to Chapter 68 of the Charter, the City's conflicts of interest (ethics) law, as the Board "may consider appropriate or desirable." Click here to see the Board's proposals.


Introduction to Chapter 68
Want to know exactly what a "conflict of interest" is as defined by Chapter 68 of the City Charter?

●  Read Chapter 68 of the City Charter (in PDF)
●  A Plain Language Guide to Chapter 68 (in PDF)
●  A Brief Overview of Chapter 68 (in PDF)

Policymaker Lists

Below you will find a link to a page that hosts a list of all public servants deemed by their respective agencies to be "policymakers."

●  Policymaker Lists

COIB Documents
Certain COIB documents are available to the public.  Click the link below for a list of those documents and an explanation of how to access them. 

● List of Public COIB Documents (in PDF).

Training Video
The Training & Education Unit has created an entertaining and informative video that covers the basic requirements of the Conflicts of Interest Law. The video has been broken into segments which can be viewed by clicking on the link to our "Multimedia" page below.

●  Go to the Training Video on the Supplementary Materials Page
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