Financial Disclosure Statements ("FDS") are publicly available filings for certain public officers and employees. Completion
of this form is required by Section 73a of thePublic Officers Law.
- All employees designated as policy makers by their appointing authority, regardless of their annual compensation.
- Employees with an annual compensation that exceeds the Salary Threshold.
- If you meet both the Salary Thresholdand policy maker criteria, you only need to file once.
- Regardless of your hire date, if you received a notice to file then you must file.
Who is a Policy Maker?
At Stony Brook University, policy-makers are members of the University Council, Vice
Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, and Associate Deans, including anyone
who serves "Interim" in any of these positions.
How do I file?
If you are required to file, you will receive an email notice from our Human Resources
office as well as an email notice from firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the most up-to-date FDS Filing Deadlinesand your next steps.
If you applied for an exemption by the FDS Filing Deadlinesand have not received a decision, then you can wait for a response from the NYS Commission
on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG). If your request is denied, they will
provide you with a new filing due date.
Need an Extension?
If you require an additional extension of time to file your FDS, you may make that
request through your COELIG profile. Extensions must be received or postmarked on
or before the FDS Filing Deadlines; COELIG does not accept late requests.
Need Help? For FDS help, call (800) 87-ETHICS (800-873- 8442) and press option 3 to speak to
an FDS Filings Specialist.
Need to Request an Exemption?
An exemption excuses the individual from the requirement to file an Annual Statement
of Financial Disclosure.
Who can request an exemption?
All employees, with the exception of policy makers, can request an exemption from
the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. Policy Makers cannot be granted an exemption.
How to apply for an exemption?
Complete the Individual Exemption Application by the FDS Filing Deadlines.Exemption requests must be received or postmarked on or before the FDS Filing Deadlines; COELIG does not accept late requests.
- Faculty must provide a recent annual report or self-prepared written description of duties
which includes whether or not you are involved in:
a) Purchasing or contracting activities
b) Administrative duties such as chair or director of a department or program
c) Whether you receive externally funded grants
- Non-faculty must provide an official job description. If unavailable, then include a copy of your
most recent performance evaluation.
Already applied for an exemption?
If you applied for an exemption by the FDS Filing Deadlinesand have not received a decision, then you can wait for a response from COELIG.
You will receive an email from email@example.com. As long as you continue to serve in the same title and agency without change you
will not have to file again.
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org and they will provide you with a new filing due date.
Need Help? For further information, please contact the Commission directly at (518)408-3976 or email@example.com, or visit the website at https://ethics.ny.gov/.