Financial Disclosure (Public Officers Law §73-a)
The Ethics in Government Act of 1987, as amended, imposes a financial disclosure requirement on any state employee serving in a job title with an annual salary exceeding $101,379 (effective April 1, 2021). The required statutory form is available in electronic (e-file) format and as a downloadable PDF. Financial disclosure statements are filed directly with the New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government.
Under Section §73-a of the Public Officers Law, certain “state persons” are required to file an annual statement of financial disclosure (FDS). An FDS is a publicly available record containing information about financial holdings and professional associations of the filer and his or her spouse. The purpose is to provide transparency in order to prevent conflicts of interest and abuses of official position and to help the filer identify and manage potential conflicts of interest.
If you have any questions, you can visit the commission’s website at https://ethics.ny.gov/ or call the commission at (518) 408-3976.