As a New Yorker, you have the right to access state programs, benefits, and services, no matter what language you speak. You can receive free interpretation services and have important documents translated into many languages when requesting state benefits or services.
This fall, the New York State Office of Language Access wants to hear about your experience using these language services. Please join us for a listening session at a location near you and share your feedback!
On August 21, 2023, New York State unveiled the permanent portrait carving of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Capitol’s Great Western Staircase. It’s the first new portrait added since the staircase’s completion in 1898. Justice Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is just the seventh woman depicted in the staircase gallery and the first person of Jewish descent.
Plan a visit to view the portrait carving: the New York State Capitol is open to the public Monday-Friday, with free public tours offered at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.
We face a rapidly changing world that requires us to evolve with it. Our strategic plan describes a dynamic vision for the future of OGS and our role in a transparent, responsive, and sustainable New York State government.