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Conflict of Interest

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Political Reform Act of 1974

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires CSU, as an agency, 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 Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests (PDF) on an annual basis and take training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.


New employees in designated positions or current employees newly appointed to designated positions are notified about their requirement to file and take training in the following ways:

  • Appointment letter
  • Letter from the campus Conflict of Interest Office

Office Information

California State University, Long Beach
Human Resources Service Group
Brotman Hall, Room 353
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Mail Stop: 0121
Phone:work (562) 985-4164
Fax:fax (562) 985-8744


Marita Swanson
Conflict of Interest Officer and
Director, Human Resources Services Group
Phone: (562) 985-1741
Fax: (562) 985-1821