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Conflict of Interest

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the California State University (CSU), as an agency, to adopt a Conflict of Interest (COI) code. The Act seeks to minimize the extent to which public employees pursue their own financial interests at the expense of the public interest. Under the Act, no CSU/Cal Poly Pomona employee shall make, participate in making, or attempt to use his or her official position to influence a University decision in which he or she has a financial interest. University employees shall not vote, make recommendations, or in any way participate in University decisions if such participation constitutes a conflict of interest.

In compliance with the California Political Reform Act of 1974 (Government Code §§ 81000-91014), each CSU campus has identified the positions that are most likely to be involved in university decision-making.  These positions are referred to as “designated positions” and employees holding designated positions are referred to as “designated employees.” Designated employees must file a disclosure, called Form 700, and complete ethics training periodically.

Collectively, the lists of designated positions at all CSU campuses are known as the CSU Conflict of Interest (COI) Code. The CSU COI Code is published by the Chancellor’s Office every year.  Occasionally, the CSU amends it.  The most recent CSU COI Code amendment became effective on January 7, 2024.  More information is provided on the January 2024 amendment page.

Employees holding positions that are designated in the CSU COI Code must file the Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700 and complete ethics training at the times indicated below:

Filing Requirements

  • Newly Appointed: Employees newly appointed into a designated position must file Form 700 within 30 days of being appointed.
  • Annual Filing: Current incumbents in designated positions must file Form 700 each year by April 1st.  
  • Leaving Office:  When a current incumbent leaves their designated position, they must file Form 700 within 30 days of leaving office.

The purpose of filing Form 700 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.

Training Requirements

Employees in designated positions must complete ethics training within six (6) months of entering their designated position. Training is also required every two years thereafter. This is a web-based training offered through the CPP Learning Portal and may be taken from any computer with Internet access. This training course is specifically designed for CSU employees and is required by state law.

How to Take the Online Training: Employees in designated positions may access the training through a link in the email notification that they receive from CPP Learning or follow the below instructions:   

  1. Click on this hyperlink - CPP Learning Portal
  2. Login using your Bronco ID and Bronco Password
  3. Bottom left of the screen, click on 'Assigned Learning'
  4. Select 'Avoiding Conflicts of Interest' course
  5. Click on 'Register/Register Again'
  6. Click on 'Start' to launch the course

If you believe you are in a designated position and have not received notification to file Form 700 or take the ethics training, please contact the CPP's Conflict of Interest Filing Officer at

Employees holding designated positions are notified of the requirements to file Form 700 and take the ethics training via:

  • The Job Announcement and Job Description;
  • Email communications from the CSU's online Form 700 filing system, called eDisclosure; and
  • Email communications from the CPP learning management system, called CPP Learning

This form is for use by all state and local government agencies to disclose payments made to the agency when the payments provide a personal benefit to an official of the agency. Examples may include travel, meals or other benefits. Under certain circumstances, these payments will not result in a gift to the official, but will be considered a gift to the agency. The payments must be used for official agency business and must meet other requirements that are set out in FPPC Regulation 18944.2, which is available on the FPPC Regulations website.

Form 801 - Payment to Agency (PDF)

This form is for use by all state and local government agencies to disclose the distribution of tickets or passes that allow admission to facilities, events, shows, or performances for entertainment, amusement, recreational, or similar purposes. The agency must complete Form 802 identifying agency officials who receive tickets or passes from the agency as well as other individuals and organizations that receive tickets or passes at the behest of agency officials. Further information regarding this reporting requirement is set out in FPPC Regulation 18944.1, which is available on the FPPC Regulations website.

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