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NYS Comptroller


The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Protecting the Public’s Interest: A Tutorial on Local Government Ethics and Transparency in New York State

Module 1 - Conflict of Interest of Municipal Officers and Employees

Exceptions - Lawful Compensation and Necessary Expenses

Article 18 does not prohibit payment of lawful compensation and necessary expenses to a municipal officer or employee. Therefore, payment to a municipal officer or employee of his or her salary and fringe benefits and reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duty, does not give rise to a prohibited interest in a contract.

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