SUNY Oswego Administration and Finance

Ethics and New York State Public Officer Law

Ethics is crucial in an effective internal control program for without it the words and actions of internal control are meaningless.  Enron, the infamous corporation whose name is practically  synonymous with corporate scandal has a very nice 64 page code of ethics and an extensive internal control policy. In the end it took took the press with some inside help to bring this scandal into public view. For an interesting look at ethics totaly ignored take a look at the link below.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/enron/enronethics1.html

The State of New has a number of ethics laws governing state employees and their actions with probably the center piece being the “Public Officer Law”. For a review  of NY State  
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/ethc/eisg.html

At SUNY Oswego our Agency Ethics Officer is Mary Hoben. She may be contacted at extension #3625 or by email at mailto:hoben@oswego.edu