New York Institutions: NYSED Posts Update on Status of Article 129-A and Article 129-B Filing System

June 16, 2016

By: Philip J. Zaccheo

university-building5In a new update posted to its website, the New York State Education Department has indicated that it is continuing work on its electronic system for the submission and recording of this year’s required certificates of compliance under Education Law Articles 129-A and 129-B, and the copies of written rules and polices required to be filed this year pursuant to Article 129-B. As before, the Department indicates that once the system is operational, information will be posted on its website on how to access the system and submit the required documentation. As institutions are aware, the statutory deadline for filing certifications, rules and policies is July 1 (though institutions do not risk loss of State funding for failure to file until September 1).  However, all documentation must be submitted through the yet-to-be-released electronic filing system, and the Department will not accept, or record as received, hard copy documents or documents submitted via email.  Consequently, institutions necessarily find themselves in a holding pattern until further notice.