FDS Filing Information and Forms

FDS Filing Deadlines and Salary Threshold Information

 

FDS Year

Filing Due Date*

CSEA SG-24 Job Rate/ Filing Threshold

2020
May 17, 2021 (non-academic)
November 15, 2021 (academic)
$101,379
2021
May 16, 2022 (non-academic)
November 15, 2022 (academic)
$105,472 
2022
May 15, 2023 (non-academic)
November 15, 2023 (academic)
$108,638
2023
May 15, 2024 (non-academic)
November 15, 2024 (academic)
$111,897 
2024
May 15, 2025 (non-academic)
November 17, 2025 (academic)
$115,252

 

  • State employees or officials whose annual salaries surpass the threshold or who are designated policy-makers after the applicable filing due date must file within 30 days of the change in their salary or policy-maker designation. New State employees or officials who (1) have annual salaries above the threshold or are designated policy-makers, and (2) commence employment after the applicable filing due date must file within 30 days of hire. 

2021 FDS Guide and Related Forms

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    Guide to Filing the 2021 NYS Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure

    This comprehensive guide is intended to assist required filers with completing the FDS required by Public Officers Law § 73-a. This guide is for informational purposes only and does not have the force of law. It is not a substitute for a careful reading of Public Officers Law §§ 73, 73-a, and 74 and Executive Law § 94.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    2021 Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure Form

    The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government encourages all filers to submit a FDS through the FDS Online Filing System. However, individuals who submit a paper filing in lieu of an electronic filing may complete this writeable PDF form. 

    Effective July 8, 2022.

    Revised 6/28/2022

     

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    2021 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government may be able to submit the COIB filing to the Commission along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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Extension, Exemption, and Redaction Request Information

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    FDS Extension Request Form [2021]

    A filer may request a 45-day extension of time to file the FDS based on justifiable cause or undue hardship. Extensions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on or before the filing due date.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    FDS Exemption Request Form (Individual) [2021]

    A filer who is not designated as a policy maker and whose annual salary exceeds the SG-24 filing rate may request an exemption from filing a FDS. Such exemptions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on or before the filing due date.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    FDS Agency/Union Exemption Request Form [2021]

    State agencies and labor unions may request an exemption from filing a FDS on behalf of individuals in the same title or job classification who are not designated as policy makers and whose annual salary exceeds the SG-24 filing rate. Such exemptions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form, which must be received or postmarked on or before the filing due date.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    FDS Redaction Request Form

    A filer may request redaction of specific information from the copy of his or her FDS that is made publicly available. Redactions may be requested through the FDS Online Filing System or by completing and submitting this writeable PDF form. The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, at its discretion, may grant the request if the information sought to be redacted has no material bearing on the discharge of the filer’s official duties. This form may also be used to request an exemption from disclosing certain information pertaining to a spouse and/or unemancipated children. Again, at its discretion, the Commission may grant the request if (1) the spouse, on his or her own behalf or on behalf of an unemancipated child, objects to the disclosure of such information, and (2) the information has no bearing on the discharge of the filer's official duties. 

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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2021 FDS Amendment Forms for Paper Filers

2020 FDS Guide and Related Forms

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    2020 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government may be able to submit the COIB filing to the Commission along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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2020 FDS Amendment Forms for Paper Filers

NYC COIB Related Information and Forms

At its June 28, 2016 meeting, the Commission passed a resolution to streamline FDS compliance for filers who would otherwise have to file both a FDS with JCOPE and an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB).

Under the resolution, those filers may satisfy the Public Officers Law § 73-a filing requirement under by submitting the COIB filing to JCOPE along with completing and submitting a supplemental form that includes certain additional information. The original signed and dated supplemental form should be mailed to the following address:


NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
Attention: Financial Disclosure Unit
540 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

NYC COIB Related Forms

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    JCOPE COIB Resolution 16-01

    At its June 28, 2016 meeting, the Commission passed a resolution to streamline FDS compliance for filers who would otherwise have to file both a FDS with JCOPE and an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB).

     

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    2021 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government may be able to submit the COIB filing to the Commission along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    2020 FDS Supplemental Form for COIB Filers

    A filer required to file both an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflict of Interests Board (COIB) and a FDS with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government may be able to submit the COIB filing to the Commission along with completing and submitting this supplemental form.

     

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Prior Years Forms and Instructions

If you need any financial disclosure statements forms for the years prior to 2020, please contact our FDS unit by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-87-ETHICS (873-8442); press "3" to speak to a FDS filings specialist.

Applicable Laws, Regulations and Guidance

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    Public Officers Law § 73-a - JCOPE

    Public Officers Law Section 73-a includes information on who is require to file a FDS, the questions to be answered on a Financial Disclosure Statement, penalties for violating the section, and how to apply for filing exemptions or deletions. 

    Effective through July 7, 2022

     

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    Guidelines to the Random Review Program

    Executive Law § 94(9)(n) authorizes the Commission to conduct a program of random reviews of Financial Disclosure Statements submitted to the Commission pursuant to Public Officers Law § 73-a, and requires that this program be carried out in a manner detailed in these guidelines.  

     

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Miscellaneous Forms

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    FDS Release

    This form is available for State officers and employees who have left State service and would like to request a copy of previously filed FDS.  Please note: this form must be notarized

    Revised July 5, 2022

     

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    FDS Spousal Affidavit [2021]

    State officers and employees required to file a FDS may also be required to provide information regarding their spouses.  Filers with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from obtaining information regarding a spouse may utilize this form and submit to the Commision on Ethics and Lobbying in Government.  

    Revised 7/5/2022

     

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Contact The Financial Disclosure Unit

For help with filing the annual financial disclosure statement, including any technical support questions, FDS filings specialists are available to speak with you from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.  For questions regarding the mandatory ethics trainings "Comprehensive Ethics Training Course" and "Ethics Seminar", please contact the Commission Training Team.

Contact us by phone:

Hotline - Press "3" to speak to a FDS Specialist   800-87-Ethics (800-873-8442)

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

New York State 

Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207