The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) oversees ethics within New York State Agencies, including SUNY State-operated campuses. There are many compliance mandates and JCOPE is the body charged with overseeing the administration of those mandates. All SUNY employees should understand the ethics laws that apply to them, and the potential outside activities and conflicts of interest that they may have to disclose to their employer and manage appropriately in accordance with the laws. Useful resources can be found below.


New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)


New York State Ethics - A Plain Language Version


JCOPE “Ethics Review” newsletters


JCOPE “Ethics Reminders”


PDF icon JCOPE training slides


PDF icon JCOPE training participant materials


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