The California Political Reform Act requires employees in designated positions to file an official Statement of Economic Interests form (Form 700) on an annual basis. Additionally, all CSU employees must disqualify themselves from participating in decisions in which they have a personal financial interest.
A conflict of interest code lists the position titles of those employees or officials (and their designated position) in an organization who are required to provide personal financial information, assigns disclosure categories to these positions, and indicates the types of economic interest which must be reported (i.e., investments, interests in real estate, or sources of income or gifts).
The Political Reform Act requires CSU to adopt a formal conflict of interest code. The CSU's code requires the employees who are most likely to be involved in university decision-making to file an annual disclosure form (Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700). The purpose of this form is to alert employees to their personal interests that might be affected while they are performing their official duties. Disclosure also helps inform the public about potential conflicts of interest.
Every employee in a position designated by the code must complete a Form 700. A list of designated positions is published by CSU every year, and is occasionally amended to reflect changes in position names and decision making authority.
CSU updated its Conflict of Interest Code on November 15, 2016. The CSU COI Code was approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) effective January 1, 2017, and will go into effect for the 2017 reporting period which begins in 2018.
2017 Conﬂict of Interest Code
(CSU COI Code is comprised of Incorporation page, designated positions list, disclosure categories, and FPPC approval page)
This amendment will be presented for action at the September 2023, Board of Trustees meeting. Upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the amendment will be submitted to the Fair Political Practices Commission for approval.
Notice of Intention to Amend the Conflict of Interest Code of the California State University
Proposed Disclosure Categories
Designated Positions List - Proposed Changes (revised 9/8/2023)
Designated Positions List - Final Draft (revised 9/8/2023)