Conflict of Interest

The California Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the University to adopt and communicate Conflict of Interest (COI) codes.  In addition the code requires employees in designated positions to file a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) annually with the Office of Equal Opportunity, and complete Ethics Training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.  The Office of Equal Opportunity administers this process on behalf of Cal Poly.  The current Statement of Economic Interest Forms and Instruction can be accessed below. 

Forms and Instructions for 2015-16 Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700)

When an employee in a Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC)  designated Conflict of Interest (COI) position transfers, resigns or retires from their designated position they must complete and file a Form 700 with the Office of Equal Opportunity reporting when they will be "leaving" their designed position.  On the Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interest) in Section 3. Type of Statement, the employee will check "Leaving Office:" and report the date they will be leaving their designated position.    


Gifts and Ticket/Admissions to Agency

In addition to the administration of the annual filing of Statement of Economic Interest forms by designated positions, the University is required to report Gifts and Tickets/Admissions to Events given to the agency.  To access the memorandum outlining the process to administer Gifts to Agency, applicable forms and instruction, as well as forms filed on behalf of the University for gifts received, click on the preceding title "Gifts and Ticket/Admissions to Agency."

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Conflict of Interest Handbook

In August 2009, the California State University Office of General Counsel issued a Conflict of Interest (COI) Handbook for CSU employees to provide guidance to employees in both designated and undesignated positions.  The handbook can be accessed at OGC CSU Conflict of Interest Handbook (PDF).    


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