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Practical, plain-language answers for basic Conflicts of Interest scenarios.

Legal texts and detailed technical information on Chapter 68 and the Board.


Electronic Financial Disclosure

The deadline for submitting 2015 annual disclosure reports is May 6, 2016. Filers may access the Electronic Financial Disclosure Application from a City computer at: https://efd.nycnet/EFD and from a non-City computer at: Employees may also file the Department of Investigation Executive Order 91 report and complete additional questions required by the Department of Education for its filers in this application.

 Filing Your 2015 Annual Disclosure Report (in PDF)
 Filer's User Guide
 Use of City Personnel to Complete Annual Disclosure Reports (inPDF)
 Tips for Filing Your 2015 Annual Disclosure Report (in PDF)
 Agency Contacts for Annual Disclosure (in PDF)
 Electronic Financial Disclosure Application Questions - Reporting Year 2013 (in PDF)
 Electronic Financial Disclosure Application Questions - Reporting Year 2014 and After (in PDF)

 Interactive Exercise to Determine Reporting of Travel Expenses

Call for Nominations

March 14, 2016

The Twenty-Second Annual Citywide Seminar on Ethics in New York City Government will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at New York Law School.  As part of the seminar's plenary session, the Board will present its fourteenth "Ethics in Government" Award. The deadline for submission of nominations is April 11th, 2016.

The award recgonizes agencies and individulas who advance the goal of Chapter 68 of the City Charter, the city's conflicts of interest law, "to preserve the trust placed the public servants of the city, to promote public confidence in government, to protect the integrity of government decision-making and to enhance government efficiency."

To learn more about the award, please click on the link here.


New Executive Director Appointed

February 16, 2016

The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) announced today that it has appointed Carolyn Lisa Miller as its new Executive Director. Ms. Miller, selected with the unanimous support of the five-member Board, brings to the position two decades of distinguished leadership and service as a lawyer, most of which has been in the public sector.  Learn more about Ms. Miller here.

Public Service Puzzler

Announcing the April Edition of the Public Service Puzzler, 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.

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.


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.

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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