JCOPE Filing and Training

Financial Disclosure and Ethics Training

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Certain UB employees are required to file an annual financial disclosure statement (FDS) and attend ethics training every three years. Employees will be notified by the campus ethics officer or by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) if they need to complete the training.

Annual Filing

With some exceptions, JCOPE requires state employees with an annual salary over the salary threshold ($101,379 effective April 1, 2020) to file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) every year.

Filing Deadline
Filer  Due Date 
Non-academic  August 17
Academic  November 15 

Ethics Training

The purpose of this ethics training is to educate New York State officers and employees about the ethics laws, regulations and policies they are obligated to uphold. In this way, this training seeks to prevent ethics violations before they occur.

JCOPE filers must attend a Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC) covering ethics laws and regulations within three months of becoming an eligible FDS filer and subsequently every three years. This training is offered through a webinar. The training is 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the level of audience participation.

Training Webinars

SUNY and JCOPE offer the same training. Find a date that is convenient for you. 

Contact an Expert

Mark Coldren.

Mark Coldren

Associate Vice President

Human Resources

120 Crofts Hall

Phone: 716-645-7777

Email: mcoldren@buffalo.edu