ALBANY, N.Y. – A new website and tip line for New Yorkers to report misconduct by State officials, lobbyists and others have been announced.
The website, reportmisconduct.ny.gov, and tip line, 1-800-87-ETHICS, are meant for securely reporting alleged violations of the State’s ethics and lobbying laws including improper gifts, conflicts of interest, nepotism, abuse of official position and sexual harassment, among others.
The tip line will be staffed by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics investigations division during business hours. The website enables users to send tips about misconduct electronically and includes resources for filing formal complaints.
The Commission has broad regulatory authority and oversight over the four statewide elected officials, candidates for those offices, executive branch employees, State legislators, candidates for the Legislature, legislative employees, certain political party chairs, as well as lobbyists and their clients.?