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Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission Article 6. Conflict of Interest Code Student Aid Commission Conflict of Interest Code.   

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The Political Reform Act, Government Code sections 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, 2 California Code of Regulations section 18730, which contains the terms of a standard Conflict of Interest Code, which can be incorporated by reference, and which may be amended by the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act after public notice and hearings. Therefore, the terms of 2 California Code of Regulations section 18730 and any amendments to it duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission, along with the attached Appendix in which officials and employees are designated and disclosure categories are set forth, are hereby incorporated by reference and constitute the Conflict of Interest Code of the Student Aid Commission.

Pursuant to section 4(a) of the Standard Code, designated employees shall file statements of economic interests with their agencies. Upon receipt of the statements of the California Student Aid Commissioners, the Executive Director, members of the EDFUND Board of Directors, and the President of EDFUND, the agency shall make and retain a copy and forward the original of these statements to the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69544

Reference:

Government Code 87100, et seq.

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 21)

Appendix

Exhibit "A"

Designated Positions

1. Persons occupying the following positions are designated employees and must report those financial interests listed in the disclosure categories under Exhibit "B" to which they have been assigned. (No employee who performs purely ministerial, clerical, or service functions shall be a designated employee.) California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) employees assigned to EDFUND will be considered EDFUND employees for purposes of determining whether their position is a designated position.

Assigned

Disclosure

Designated Position Categories

California Student Aid Commission Employees

California Student Aid Commissioner 1, 2, 3

Executive Director 1, 2, 3

Chief Deputy Director 2, 3

Division Chief 2, 3

Accounting Officer 2, 3

Auditor 2, 3

Contract Officer 2, 3

Financial Aid Manager 2, 3

Procurement Officer 2, 3

Staff Counsel 2, 3

Staff Services Manager 2, 3

Consultants* 2, 3

EDFUND Employees

EDFUND Board Member 1, 2, 3

President 1, 2, 3

Vice President 2, 3

Assistant Vice President 2, 3

Auditor 2, 3

Claims Prevention and Resolution Manager 2, 3

Finance and Administration Manager 2, 3

Ombudsman 2, 3

Procurement Staff 2, 3

Staff Counsel 2, 3

*Consultants 2, 3

Exhibit "B"

Disclosure Categories

Designated employees assigned to Category 1 shall disclose:

Interests in real property located in the jurisdiction.

Designated employees assigned to Category 2 shall disclose:

Investments and business positions in, and income from, business entities of the type which provide services, supplies, materials, or equipment to the Commission.

Designated employees assigned to Category 3 shall disclose:

Investments and business positions in, and income from, business entities of the type that either provide financial aid or related services to the Commission or participate in and benefit from the Commission's programs. This includes, but is not limited to, affiliations with and income from public, private or vocational schools, colleges and universities, educational associations or entities, state or federal agencies, financial aid processors, collection agencies, lending institutions, lender services, school services, secondary markets and contracted servicers.

Exhibit "C"

Consultants

* Consultants shall be included in the list of designated employees and shall disclose pursuant to the broadest disclosure category in the code subject to the following limitation:

The Executive Director or the President of EDFUND 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 fully comply with the disclosure requirements described in this section. Such written determination shall include a description of the consultant's duties and, based upon that description, a statement of the extent of disclosure requirements. The Executive Director's or President of EDFUND'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.