Conflict of Interest

Office Information

Office of Human Resources
Del Norte Hall 3001
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6032
Phone:  (916) 278-6078

Contact Us

Lisa Cardoza
Interim Vice President
Human Resources
Phone:  (916) 278-6078
Mae L. Kong
Conflict of Interest Filing Officer
Human Resources
Phone:  (916) 278-6078

This site provides information regarding Conflict of Interest in the workplace and disclosures and training required by law.

Political Reform Act of 1974

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires CSU 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 employee shall make, participate in making, or attempt to use his or her official position to influence a CSU 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 take training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.