Who must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure Form?
  1. County officers, employees and contractors. 
    Disclosure Forms shall be filed by all elected County officials; department heads, their deputies and those County employees, as determined by the County Executive upon recommendation of the department head, who have the authority for policy-making and/or appropriating decisions, employees of contractors who have the authority for policy making decisions; including but not limited to the list of titles and contractors appended to the County Ethics Law which may be amended from time to time. 
    If the individual has been in the position for a minimum of one day during the previous calendar year, even if they no longer hold that position, they shall still be required to file an Annual disclosure statement.
  2. County political party officials, if such person received compensation or reimbursement of expenses from a constituted committee or political committee funds during the reporting period aggregating a combined total of $30,000 or more.
  3. Any person who shall become a candidate for the office of any elected official of Orange County.

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1. What is the Board of Ethics ("OCBE")?
2. What are the requirements to be an OCBE member?
3. Who are the current members of the OCBE?
4. Are the Board meetings open to the public?
5. Who can report a violation of the County Ethics Law?
6. How do I report a violation or inquiry to the OCBE?
7. Will my inquiry/report of violation be kept confidential?
8. What is a gift or “financial benefit”?
9. What is confidential information and can County employees and officers disclose such information?
10. What is a conflict of interest?
11. Can County employees and officers seek or accept private employment?
12. What do I do if I am not sure if working a part time job creates a conflict or impairs the proper discharge of my official duties?
13. Are there restrictions on future employment?
14. Are there any exceptions to this rule?
15. What are the penalties for violating the COUNTY ETHICS LAW?
16. Who must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure Form?
17. Where can I find a Disclosure form?
18. When do I need to file?
19. Where do I send my Disclosure Form?
20. Is my Disclosure Form subject to the New York State Freedom Of Information Law ("FOIL")?