The NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)’s latest “Ethics Reminder” addresses gift rules related to accepting free textbooks from publishers. Generally, NYS employees are prohibited from accepting gifts which might give the appearance that they are being influenced in some way by the gift-giver. However, specific rules apply regarding textbooks. Read the Ethics Reminder available here.
An overview of all the gift rules is available at https://jcope.ny.gov/gifts