Designated Officials

The California Political Reform Act requires certain University employees to disclose their personal financial interests to help inform the public about potential conflicts of interest. The financial disclosure also alerts the designated official to personal interests that might be affected while they are performing their official duties (i.e., making governmental decisions).

How to Identify Designated Positions

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Office of the President sends out a notification when the employee assumes the specific position.  Who becomes a designated official is a function of the job responsibilities being assumed.

Disclosure is made on the Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). The form must be filed annually. Filed forms are public documents that must be made available to anyone who requests them.  Designated officials are reminded via email in March that the form must be filed by April 1st.