Conflict of Interest
The Department of Consumer Affairs will make and retain a copy of the statements from members of the boards, commission, committees and subcommittees and make them available for public inspection. It will forward the original statement to the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Following are links to related forms, detailed information and resources:
- Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
- Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests Pamphlet
- Can I vote? A Basic Review of Public Officials' Obligations Under the Political Reform Act's Conflict-of-Interest Rules
- The Political Reform Act of 1974
- Regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission
- Revolving Door and Other Post-Employment Issues Leaving Your State Job? Post-Employment Restrictions May Affect You
- Limitations & Other Restrictions on Gifts, Honoraria, Travel & Loans
- Office of the Attorney General - Conflicts of Interest Publication
Fundamentally, the requirement is that public officials perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interests of persons who have supported them. However, the law in this area is complex and the circumstances of potential conflict of interest situations can vary.
|Elected officials||30 days after assuming office|
|Appointed positions specified in Gov. Code section 87200 (listed in Appendix-1)
Newly created board and commission members not covered by a conflict-of-interest code
|30 days after assuming office
10 days after appointment or nomination if subject to Senate or judicial confirmation
|Other appointed positions (including newly-hired employees) designated in a conflict-of-interest code||30 days after assuming office (30 days after appointment or nomination if subject to Senate confirmation)|
|Positions newly added to a new or amended conflict-of-interest code||30 days after the effective date of the code or code amendment|
Due April 1 of each year. The deadline is extended to the next business day if the date falls on a weekend.
Exception: If you assumed office between October 1, 2006, and December 31, 2006, and filed an assuming office statement, you are not required to file an annual statement until April 1, 2008. The annual statement will cover the day after you assumed office through December 31, 2006.
Leaving Office Statements
Leaving office statements must be filed no later than 30 days after leaving the office or position. If you have questions about conflict of interest laws, restrictions and filing requirements, contact:
- Michael Santiago, Department of Consumer Affairs Ethics Officer: (916) 574-8220
Board members can contact the Filing Officer/Official in the Office of Human Resources for copies of required forms and schedules and for information regarding filing of the Form 700. Contact:
- Jill Johnson, Office of Human Resources: (916) 574-8300
Information can also be obtained by contacting:
- Fair Political Practices Commission: (916) 322-5660 or toll-free at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772)
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814
- California Department of Consumer Affairs: (916) 574-8300, fax: (916) 574-8608
Office of Human Resources
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 321
Sacramento, CA 95834
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.