Payment to Agency Report - Form 801 Information
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) recently revised FPPC Regulation 18944.2, which establishes specific criteria under which a payment, that would be considered a gift to a public official, may be considered a gift to the official's agency (department), instead.
What you need to know about FPPC Form 801 Payment to Agency Report
Effective July 1, 2008 – FPPC Regulation 18944.2
allows gifts to be claimed by an Agency instead of individual under specific criteria.
Form 801 Filing Criteria
Agency head or designee controls the use of the payment.
Payment is to be used for official agency business, only.
Donor may identify a purpose but not designate the person/position.
Agency head or designee may not select himself/herself to use the payment.
Travel payment gift may not exceed the agency’s own reimbursement rates for travel and/or the State per diem.
Agency must follow preapproval procedures for payment above allowed rate.
If not followed, employee will receive a “gift” of the difference and be required to report this gift on his/her Form 700 and count it against the $460 gift limit.
Agency head or designee must preapprove travel paid for by a third party before travel commences.
Where to Send Form 801?
- Please Note: Form 801s are time sensitive, please immediately route offer to the Director’s Office or have the gifting entity submit their offer directly to the Director’s Office by calling (916) 440-7400. The Director’s Office staff will complete a Payment to Agency Report Form.