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NYC Conflicts of Interest Board

The Public Service Puzzler

Welcome to the home page of the Public Service Puzzler, a contest brought to you by the 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 and send in your answer to

One lucky winner each month will receive a gift package from COIB, his or her name, picture and bio on the contest web page, and the same in the following month’s edition of the Board’s monthly newsletter, The Ethical Times

This Month's Contest

July's Public Service Puzzler takes the form of a caption contest. Click the link below for all the details, and good luck!  Entries are due by July 25th.

‚óŹ July Public Service Puzzler (in PDF)

Meet Last Month's Winner  

Meet Gerard Schoenacher, the winner of the June 2015 Public Service Puzzler! Gerard is an Associate Investigator at the New York City Housing Authority.  

Learn more about Gerard in our interview below.

Q: What do you do in your job?
A: I do mostly administrative duties in support of the Water Systems Capital Program and Water for the Future Program in Bureau of Environmental Design and Construction. I am also the administrator of a Women of Water group – a networking/experience sharing initiative in DEP.

Q: How long have you been working for the City?
A: I have been with the City for about 3.5 years.

Q: Name a special interest or hobby!
A: I love camping. Especially if there are people with me willing to join in a friendly game of badminton.

Q: What's your favorite thing about City service?
A: The dedicated people I work with. Those who are willing to "go the extra mile" for the people of NYC.

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