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What is reportable?

A "reportable source" is a source with which the CSU (or campus) might do business or invest funds. This source depends on the CSU Disclosure Categories (PDF) and reporting is limited to the categories assigned to the designated position.

Gifts to State Employees

Public officials and employees are subject to restrictions related to receiving gifts, honoraria, travel payments and loans.

Gifts between the $50 threshold and the annual gift limit must be reported. The annual gift limit (per the FPPC) is:

  • $590 in calendar years 2023 & 2024.

This means, in general, we are NOT able to accept gifts (including travel) that exceed the gift limit, even if it is beneficial to the university. This applies to state employees whether or not the employee is in a designated position.

Reportable vs. Non-Reportable sources

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  • Schedule A-1 (Investments)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule A-1

    • Stocks, including those held in an IRA or a 401K


    • Insurance policies
    • Government bonds
    • Diversified mutual funds (or similar)
    • Investments held in certain retirement accounts
  • Schedule A-2 (Business Entities/Trusts)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule A-2

    • Business entities
    • Sole proprietorships
    • LLCs
    • Corporations
    • Trusts


    • Savings and checking accounts
    • Annuities
  • Schedule B (Real Property)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule B

    • Rental property in the jurisdiction


    • Personal Residence
  • Schedule C (Income)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule C

    • Non-governmental salaries of public official
    • Salaries of a spouse/registered domestic partner


    • Governmental salary
  • Schedule D (Gifts)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule D


    • Gifts from family members
  • Schedule E (Travel Payments)

    Reportable on Form 700 Schedule E


    • Travel paid by your government agency

    Questions to consider on Travel Payments

    • What is the source of payment?
    • Value provided (e.g., speech)?
    • Reasonably related to CSU business?
    • Limited duration?
    • Travel costs conform with CSU Travel policy?


If you have a question regarding specific situations, please call the California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) toll-free at 866-275-3772 or visit their Website(opens in new window).

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