This notification is intended for vendors having a contract or purchase order with the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and/or Statewide Labor Management Committees.
Consultant Disclosure Legislation
Chapter 10 of the Laws of 2006 amended certain sections of State Finance Law and Civil Service Law to require disclosure of information regarding contracts for consulting services in New York State. State contractors with active contracts, including purchase orders exceeding $15,000, are required to disclose, by employment category, the following: number of persons employed to provide services; number of hours worked; and the amount paid to each contractor by the State as compensation for work performed by a contractor’s employees. Additionally, information on any persons working under subcontracts with the State contractor must be reported.
What Services Does the New Law Cover?
Under the terms of this legislation, consulting services are deemed to include any contract entered into by a State agency for analysis, evaluation, research, training, data processing, computer programming, engineering, environmental, health, and mental health services, accounting, auditing, paralegal, legal, or similar services.
Reporting the Required Information
Form A, State Consultant Services Contractor's Planned Employment From Contract Start Date through End of Contract Term, must be completed for new consulting services contracts. This form captures the planned employment information prospectively from the start date of the contract through the end of the contract term.
Form B, State Consultant Services Contractor’s Annual Employment Report, must be completed for each contract and/or purchase order providing consulting services where payment from the State was in excess of $15,000 for the preceding fiscal year. The completed Form B must be submitted via mail or facsimile by May 15th of each year to the contracting agency (GOER), NYS Office of the State Comptroller, and the NYS Department of Civil Service.
Governors Office of Employee Relations Administration Unit
2 Empire State Plaza, 8th Floor
Albany, New York 12223
orby fax : (518) 473-6725
If you choose to fax this report to GOER, you must maintain the original in your files.
NYS Office of the State Comptroller Bureau of Contracts
110 State Street, 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12236
Attn: Consultant Reporting
orby fax : (518) 474-8030
or (518) 473-8808
NYS Department of Civil Service
Alfred E. Smith Office Building
Albany, NY 12239
Attn: Counsel’s Office
orby fax: (518) 473-2632
For more information concerning these requirements go to http://www.osc.state.ny.us/agencies/gbull/g-226.htm.