- What is an “appointed official?”
- Should elected or appointed officials, who are not paid, be reported on the Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution?
- My part-time official works 4 hours a day. Is there a minimum standard work day?
- Can there be different standard work days for different officials?
- Are members of the New York State Legislature subject to the same reporting requirements as other elected officials, such as county clerks, sheriffs, district attorneys and town officials?
For the purposes of the regulation, an “appointed official” is someone who is appointed by an elected official or governing board, holds an office (function or mandate) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority (either their own or that of their superior and/or employer). This also includes appointees of elected officials such as deputies, assistants or confidential secretaries.
For example, if an elected official appoints a Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Financial Officer should be listed on the resolution as an appointed official. In addition, the Chief Financial Officer’s appointee, such as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer, should also be listed on the Resolution as an appointed official. However, individuals who are competitively appointed under the rules of the Civil Service system should not be considered appointed officials for the purposes of this regulation.
No. The requirements only apply to elected and appointed officials who are members of NYSLRS in paid status. For example, if a NYSLRS member serves as an unpaid board member, that individual should not be reported on the Resolution for that position.
Yes. For Tier 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 members, the minimum number of hours in a standard work day is six, while the maximum is eight.
Yes. You can establish several standard work days for different positions. You can also establish several standard work days for the same title, depending on the job duties.
No. New York State employees — including members of the New York State Legislature — participate in a time-keeping system, so they aren’t subject to the additional reporting requirements of the regulation.