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Compliance with Education Law Article 129-A and Article 129-B

Search the Laws of New York to access the text of Education Law--Articles 129-A and 129-B.

The Department has developed an electronic process for the submission and recording of the required annual certificates of compliance, the written rules and policies and the annual aggregate data reports. 

All certificates, documents, and data must be submitted through the electronic process – hard copy documents and documents submitted via email to the Office of College and University Evaluation will not be accepted or recorded as received. 


Annual Certificates of Compliance

Certificates of Compliance are due by July 1st of each year. 

Certificates of Compliance are being collected in the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx). To access the IDEx, go to the NYSED Application Business Portal and click on login the upper right-hand corner and log in using your SEDDAS account username and password. If you do not already have a SEDDAS account to access the IDEx please reach out to your institution’s President or Director of Institutional Research as they can set up accounts for those who need them. For more information on the IDEx, accounts, etc. please visit higheredsupport.nysed.gov.

Questions about how to submit the certificate of compliance in the IDEx should be directed to higheredsupport@nysed.gov 

Written Rules and Policies

The statute required the submission of written rules and policies adopted by institutions as required by the statute on or before July 1, 2016, and then on or before July 1, 2024, and then every ten years thereafter. 

Information will be posted at this site concerning how the next submission of written rules and policies (due on or before July 1, 2024) should be made.

Article 129B "Enough is Enough" Annual Aggregate Data Reports

Commissioner’s Regulations Part 48 – “Enough is Enough” Annual Aggregate Data Reports

For calendar year 2018 only, institutions should submit interim data reports for the period of January 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018, by no later than June 15, 2018. Interim data reports will not be required for subsequent years. 

The 2018 Interim Aggregate Data Report for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018, is posted at:  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/oris/ORISReports1.html

For calendar year 2018, institutions are also required to submit a report for the entire 2018 reporting period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018), by no later than October 1, 2019.  That report should include both the data reported on the interim data report and any additional data collected between May 2, 2018 and December 31, 2018. 

For the calendar year 2019 and all subsequent calendar years, the annual aggregate data reports should be submitted to the New York State Education Department between January 1 – October 1 of the calendar year following the reporting period.  For example:  the data report for the January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 reporting period must be submitted no earlier than January 1, 2020, and no later than October 1, 2020.

Article 129-B “Enough is Enough” data will be collected in the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx). To access the IDEx, go to the NYSED Application Business Portal and click on log in in the upper right-hand corner and log in using your SEDDAS account user name and password. If you do not already have a SEDDAS account to access the IDEx please reach out to your institution’s President or Director of Institutional Research as they can set up accounts for those who need them. For more information on the IDEx, accounts, etc. please visit higheredsupport.nysed.gov.

Questions about how to complete and submit the data collection form in the IDEx should be directed to: higheredsupport@nysed.gov  

Article 129-B Guidance Document (June 2, 2016)

This guidance document is joint guidance of the State Education Department and the New York State Office of Campus Safety. It is intended to assist colleges and universities in complying with Education Law Article129-B, as added by Chapter 76 of the Laws of 2015, relating to the establishment of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking prevention and response policies and procedures. Article 129-B includes §§ 6439-6449 of the Education Law. 

As we receive additional comments and suggestions, we will work with the four higher education sectors, the Governor, and Legislature to make changes to the guidance as needed to ensure that the intent of the law is met.

 

Additional Questions on Article 129-B (October 14, 2016)

The State Education Department received additional questions about the “Enough is Enough” Statute (Chapter 76 of the Laws of 2015, Education Law Article 129-B) after the Guidance Document was finalized and posted on the Department’s website.  

Please note that the purpose of this Q&A is to provide guidance to the field relating to the implementation of Article 129-B of the Education Law.  This document does not constitute legal advice. To the extent, any of the answers in this document conflict with federal or State law and/or regulations, the provisions of the applicable law/regulation shall prevail.