Advisory Memoranda

Reminder: Social Security Numbers on Class Rosters

October 18, 2010 | Advisory Memoranda, Bulletin

To: Provosts and Chief Academic Officers, Registrars and Legal Affairs Designees This is a reminder that since 2000 New York State’s Education Law has prohibited the inclusion of students’ social security numbers on class rosters or lists of students provided to teachers. Registrars should not be providing rosters with social security numbers to faculty. Faculty should […]

New Amendments to New York Laws on protecting employee private information, including social security numbers.

January 28, 2010 | Advisory Memoranda, Bulletin

New Amendments to New York Laws on protecting employee private information including social security numbers

Financial Disclosure Filing Notices and Honoraria Reporting Reminders NEW: Financial Disclosure Filing Notices by Email Only

April 10, 2009 | Advisory Memoranda

It is the time of year for filing annual Financial Disclosure Statements (“FDS”) and for reporting Honoraria. The annual FDS for calendar year 2008 must be filed by Friday, May 15, 2009, by all employees in “policy making” positions and by those non-exempt employees who earn over the threshold amount. New for this year, the […]

New York State and Federal Laws Passed to Regulate Sales of College Textbooks

October 7, 2008 | Advisory Memoranda

Over the summer, both New York State and the federal government enacted legislation designed to help make college textbooks more affordable to students by regulating the marketing of those textbooks and improving students’ access to information about textbook pricing. Both laws impose requirements on universities, as well as textbook publishers. Further, faculty members should be […]

ETHICS BULLETIN: FAQ's for CUNY Faculty* re Financial Disclosure Statement Requirements

October 6, 2008 | Advisory Memoranda

As public employees, all CUNY faculty are subject to New York State ethics laws. Pursuant to Public Officers Law § 73-a, certain CUNY faculty (those without exemptions), are required to file an annual Financial Disclosure Statement (“FDS”). Shortly, the New York State Commission on Public Integrity (“NYSCPI”) will be notifying CUNY faculty by email regarding […]

Notice To All CUNY Employees Of Their Obligations

May 11, 2007 | Advisory Memoranda

A copy of the State Ethics Law and Regulations are available upon request from the college’s ethics officer (labor designee) or the State Ethics Commission (1-800-87 ETHICS), or online at www.dos.state.ny.us/ethc/ethics.html. Ask for a copy of the blue ethics booklet. HONORARIA AND TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS I. Annual Reports. Annual reports of honoraria (all references to honoraria […]

A Message from CUNY General Counsel on Governor Spitzer's Executive Orders

January 23, 2007 | Advisory Memoranda

Dear Members of The CUNY Community: On his first day in office, Governor Spitzer issued five executive orders of which the first three are relevant to CUNY. The purpose of this memorandum is to summarize the contents of those executive orders insofar as they apply to CUNY or its officers or employees. Executive Order No. […]