Conflict of Interest

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the California State University (CSU), as an agency, to adopt and communicate Conflict of Interest (COI) codes. The Act contains a general prohibition against conflicts of interest. Conflict of Interest law 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 personnel or financial decisions if such participation constitutes a conflict of interest.


The CSU Conflict of Interest Code requires employees in designated positions to file a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 on an annual basis and complete training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.


New employees in designated positions, current employees newly appointed to a designated positions or staff/faculty who are procurement card holders are notified about their requirement to file and take the ethics training in the following ways:

  • Job Announcement and Position Description
  • Letter from the Campus Conflict of Interest Officer
  • Notification from Procurement Upon Issuance of Procurement Card