Videos from NYC Conflicts of Interest Board
The Advice Line
An ethics-themed slow jam music video.
Isaiah unboxes the COIB's plain language guide on government ethics.
Ethics Over Easy: Superior/Subordinate
A skit about power dynamics within employee relationships.
Ethics Over Easy: Outside Jobs
A skit about taking outside jobs while working for the city government.
Ethics Over Easy: Calling for Advice
A skit about how to get advice for conflicts of interests issues in the city government.
Misuse of Position
Enter the Conflict Zone!...and then exit with a better understanding of ethical behavior as a City employee.
Laugh and learn with Dan as he explores city employees having second jobs.
Ethics Over Easy: Turkeys
A skit about Thanksgiving pertaining to conflicts of interest in the city government.
Ethics Over Easy: Ownership Interests
A skit about conflicts of interest by city government employees.
Ethics Over Easy: Relatives
A skit about the conflict of interest of public servants using their position to help relatives get a job.
New York City has over 300,000 government employees, and the City’s conflicts of interest law covers all of them. That law, contained in Chapter 68 of the City Charter, sets forth bright-line rules for public servants when it comes to dealing with conflicts of interest, such as the acceptance of gifts, outside jobs, political activities, and post-employment situations.
With engaging training; confidential, quick advice; and effective, fair enforcement, COIB seeks to uphold the standards contained in Chapter 68 and help City employees make the right choice when they face potential conflicts of interest.
Public servants may not need to know every detail of the conflicts of interest law, but they do need to know enough to be able to spot issues as they arise, and they need to know who to turn to for answers.