The mission of the Office of Compliance Services (OCS) is to continue to foster an organizational culture that embraces the notion that effective compliance can strengthen school operations by providing a safe and nurturing educational environment, while fostering optimal learning outcomes, for students.
As an arm of the Office of the General Counsel, OCS supports principals, schools, and program offices across the NYC school system to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws, Chancellor’s Regulations and DOE policies. This is accomplished by building awareness of those obligations and providing the necessary support tools to achieve compliance.
COs have a broad range of knowledge and expertise ranging from Budget, Contracts, Discipline, ELL, Internal Controls, Legal, Procurement, Payroll, Special Education and Youth Development. They assist Principals and their designees with technical support and guidance as it relates to the compliance functions across all areas within the DOE.
Principals, please visit the Principals' Portal (click on Legal Services, then General Counsel) to determine the designated Compliance Officer for your school.