Cal Poly Pomona

Conflict of Interest

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why is my position designated?
    The specifically designated CSU positions to which the CSU Code applies are those who are considered most likely to make, participate in making, or influence decisions that could significantly affect personal economic interests.

  • What is Form 700?
    The Political Reform Act requires most state and government officials and employees to publically disclose their personal assets and income. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for issuing Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and for interpreting the law's provisions. A Form 700 is provided to employees by the university's Conflict of Interest Officer or electronically by clicking on forms.

  • Why am I required to complete an online ethics training course?
    Employees who are required to file a Form 700 or Form 700U each April are in designated Conflict of Interest positions. Employees in designated positions must take ethics training course every two years. This course is required by law.

  • What if I am a new employee in a designated position?
    Newly appointed employees into a designated position are required to complete a Form 700 within 30 days and complete ethics training within 6 months of assuming the position.

  • How do I take ethics training?
    The Ethics & Conflict of Interest Training website provides instructions on how to take the online ethics training course.