Conflict of Interest (COI)
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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- Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
- Form 801 - Payment to Agency Report
Conflict of Interest Contacts
If you have questions regarding Ethics Training, COI laws and restrictions, Form 700 or Form 801, please contact your COI Liaison or submit your questions to: ConflictofInterestInquiry@dhcs.ca.gov.
Additional Information may also be obtained by contacting the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at toll-free at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772) or by visiting the FPPC website at: www.fppc.ca.gov.
Related Topics and Material
The Ethics Training Course can be found by visiting the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General at: http://oag.ca.gov/ethics/course.
DHCS Health Administrative Manual, COI training and certification are located on the DHCS Intranet under the Forms & Publications tab, Conflict of Interest or by submitting an email request to the: ConflictofInterestInquiry@dhcs.ca.gov.
Payment to Agency Report
- Payment to Agency Report (Form 801)
- Payment for Travel (DHCS 4022) (DHCS employees only)
Please Note: To obtain copies of Form 801 and/or DHCS 4022, please visit the DHCS intranet Forms & Publications page and then by selecting Conflict of Interest or by submitting an email request to the: ConflictofInterestInquiry@dhcs.ca.gov.