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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  • Which positions are on the campus Designated Positions list?

    The campus Designated Positions list includes many employees in MPP positions, all Procurement Card Holders, and some Independent Contractors, and Principal Investigators of grants and contracts. It includes anyone who has authority over a budget or can make purchase decisions. The CSU has defined criteria for defining a Designated Position as follows.

    Makes, participates in, or influences decisions regarding:

    1. The physical master plan of the university.
    2. The total enrollment of the university.
    3. The license, lease, purchase, or sale of real property of the university or for the university.
    4. Purchase of supplies, materials, commodities, machinery, equipment, services, or work for the university, school, department, or area.
    5. Entering into/amending construction contracts or service contracts in connection with construction contracts for the university.
    6. Investment of university funds.
  • How do faculty get on the campus Designated Positions list?

    Individuals were identified by Academic Personnel as having Assigned Weighted Teaching Units (AWTU) responsibilities that appear to meet Conflict of Interest requirements. As a result, their names and position--Faculty with Directorship Duties (AWTU)--will be added to the campus Designated Position list(opens in new window) and they will need to complete a Form 700 and CSU Conflict of Interest (COI) training.

    If they have already completed a Form 700-U for the Research Foundation, this is an additional requirement for their State position. If they have completed COI training in the last 2 years, they will not need to complete it again until just prior to their due date.

  • What are key takeaways from the COI training?
    • disqualify yourself from decisions in which you have a financial interest
    • properly report gifts and financial interests on your FPPC Form 700
    • file Form 700 every year by April 1st or within 30 days of assuming a new designated position
    • avoid even the appearance of impropriety
    • seek advice if you have any questions

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