Government Operations Agency Conflict-of-Interest Code

The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code, § 81000, et seq.) requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict-of-interest codes.  The Fair Political Practices Commission has adopted a regulation (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 18730), that contains the terms of a standard conflict-of- interest code and may be incorporated by reference in an agency’s code.  After public notice and hearing, the standard code may be amended by the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act.

Therefore, the terms of California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 18730 and any amendments to it duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission are hereby incorporated by reference into the conflict-of-interest code for the Government Operations Agency (Agency).  This regulation and the attached Appendices designating positions, and establishing disclosure requirements, shall constitute the conflict-of interest-code of the Government Operations Agency.

Individuals holding designated positions shall file their statements with the Government Operations Agency, which will make the statements available for public inspection and reproduction.  (Gov. Code, § 81001.)  Upon receipt of the statement of the Agency Secretary, the Agency shall make and retain a copy and forward the original to the Fair Political Practices Commission.  Statements for all other designated positions will be retained by the Government Operations Agency.

APPENDIX A

Designated Positions                                                    Category

Secretary                                                                               1

Undersecretary                                                                      1

General Counsel                                                                    1

Deputy Secretary                                                                   1

Assistant Secretary                                                                1

Information Security Officer                                                   3

Staff Services Manager      (Fiscal/Admin)                             2

Staff Services Manager (Legislation)                                     2

Consultants/New Positions*

*  Consultants/New Positions shall be included in the list of designated positions and shall disclose pursuant to category one subject  to the following limitation:  The Secretary may determine in writing that a particular consultant, although a “designated position,” is hired to perform a range of duties that is limited in scope and thus is not required to comply fully with the disclosure requirements in this category.  Such written determination shall include a description of the duties and, based upon that description, a statement of the extent of disclosure requirements.  The Secretary’s determination is a public record and shall be retained for public inspection in the same manner and location as this conflict-of-interest code.

APPENDIX B

Disclosure Categories

Category 1:

Designated positions in this category shall disclose investments, business positions in business entities and sources of income, (including gifts, loans and travel payments) and real property in the state of California.

Category 2:

Designated positions in this category shall disclose investments, business positions in business entities and income (including gifts, loans and travel payments), from sources that provide leased facilities, goods, equipment, vehicles, products or services, including training or consulting services of the type utilized by the Government Operations Agency.

Category 3:

Designated positions in this category shall disclose investments, business positions in business entities, and income (including gifts, loans, and travel payments), from sources that provide information technology and telecommunications goods or services, including but not limited to, computer hardware or software companies, computer consultant services, training, data processing firms, microfilm, and media services.