Conflict of Interest 2012-13
Public officials are to perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interests of persons who have supported them. However, the law in this area is complex and the circumstances of potential conflict of interest situations can vary.
The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits an employee from making, participating in the making, or using their official position to influence a governmental decision where it is reasonably foreseeable that the decision may have a financial effect on the employee’s economic interests. To enforce this prohibition, many state and local public officials and employees are required to disclose certain personal financial holdings. The purpose of financial disclosure is to alert public officials to personal interests that might be affected while they are performing their official duties. Disclosure also helps inform the public about potential conflicts of interest.
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Conflict of Interest Contacts
If you have questions about conflict of interest laws, restrictions and filing requirements, contact Lewis Munoz, the Conflict of Interest Attorney, at (916) 440-7645.
For information regarding Form 700 and Form 801 filing, please contact Jeanne McGregor, the Statement of Economic Interests Filing Officer, at (916) 323-9102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information can also be obtained by contacting the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at (916) 322-5660, toll-free at
1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772) or by visiting the FPPC website at: www.fppc.ca.gov.
Conflict of Interest Related Topics and Material
Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests
Form 801 Gift to Agency