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Ethics Training

Government officials owe paramount loyalty to the public. Personal and private financial considerations on the part of government officials should not be allowed to enter the decision-making process.

Designated employees must file Form 700 within 30 days of hiring, and annually (due April 1st) thereafter, to publicly disclose personal assets and income as per the provisions in the CalHFA Conflict-of-Interest Code. If you are a designated employee, you must also disqualify yourself from participating in decisions that may affect your personal economic interests. Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for issuing Form 700 and interpreting the law's provisions. You may obtain advice from FPPC via email (advice@fppc.ca.gov) or phone (1-866-ASK-FPPC). You may also direct questions to the CalHFA Office of General Counsel.

Form 700 filers are required to complete ethics training within 6 months of hiring, then biennially (due April 1st) thereafter. Ethics Group A must recertify in even-numbered years; Ethics Group B must recertify in odd-numbered years.

CalHFA is required by statute to certify that all Form 700 filers complete their ethics training.

Important

Form 700 is due:

  • Within 30 days of hire
  • Annually by April 1

Ethics training must be completed:

  • Within 6 months of hire
  • Every other year by April 1

Steps to Completion

Ethics training is a two-step process completed entirely online.

Please follow these steps to complete your training:

  1. View Ethics Orientation for State Officials
  2. Submit Certificate of Completion

Please submit a copy of your certificate via email or fax (916.322.3151) to Office of General Counsel. We do not require the original.

If sending via U.S. mail, please address your envelope as follows:

California Housing Finance Agency
Office of General Counsel MS-1440
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814


Contact Information

CalHFA staff are happy to assist you with your ethics training questions. For all questions, please contact Bridget Campbell, Staff Services Analyst, (916) 326-8490.

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