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Designated Officials

    Title:

    Designated Officials

    Publication date:

    9/25/2012

    Effective date:

    8/2/2010

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab requires employees holding certain designated jobs — designated officials — to disclose financial interests related to their position. Designated officials are subject to certain limitations concerning income, gifts, loans, honoraria, and travel payments from nonpublic sources. In addition, designated officials are subject to post-employment restrictions.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    This policy applies to employees occupying jobs that are designated under the University of California Conflict of Interest Code.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office
    RIIO@lbl.gov

    Title:

    Designated Officials

    Publication date:

    9/25/2012

    Effective date:

    8/2/2010

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    In order to prevent conflicts of interest, Berkeley Lab requires employees holding certain designated jobs – designated officials – to disclose financial interests related to their position.

    B. Persons Affected

    This policy applies to employees occupying jobs that are designated under the University of California Conflict of Interest Code.

    C. Exceptions

    Not applicable

    D. Policy Statement

    1. Under California law and University of California (UC) policy, Laboratory employees holding certain jobs (designated officials) are required to file a statement of economic interest when they assume a designated position, annually while they hold such a position, and when they leave it. In addition, designated officials are subject to post-employment restrictions.
      1. One-Year Ban. The Political Reform Act prohibits designated officials, for one year after leaving UC service, from receiving compensation for representing any other person by appearing before or communicating with UC in an attempt to influence UC decisions involving the making of general rules (such as regulations or legislation), or to influence certain proceedings involving a permit, license, contract, or transaction involving the sale or purchase of property or goods (California Government Code Section 87406, Regulations 18746.1 and 18746.2).
      2. Permanent Ban on "Switching Sides." Under the Political Reform Act, designated officials are permanently barred from working on the other side of a proceeding in which they had participated while working for UC. A designated official may not receive compensation for representing any other person by appearing before or communicating with UC, nor for aiding, advising, counseling, consulting, or assisting in representing any other person before any state of California administrative agency in a proceeding involving specific parties (for example, a lawsuit, a hearing before an administrative law judge, or a state contract) in which the designated official had previously participated (California Government Code Sections 87400-87405, Regulation 18741.1).
    2. See the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Office of the General Counsel Web site for a list of designated positions at Berkeley Lab, and related information.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Designated employees under the University of California Conflict of Interest Code must file annual statements of economic interest with UCOP Office of the General Counsel.

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    None

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    Form 700

    Statement of Economic Interests

    Form

     

    UCOP Office of the General Counsel

    Web Site

     

     

     

    I. Contact Information

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office
    RIIO@lbl.gov

    Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    1/2/2012

    0

    M. Stoufer

    Rewrite for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    9/25/2012

    1

    M. Stoufer

    Rewrite for wiki (policy)

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Designated Officials

    Document number

    05.11.001.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    9/25/2012

    Effective date:

    8/2/2010

    Next review date:

    9/25/2015

    Policy Area:

    Restrictions on Outside Activities

    RPM Section (home)

    Conflict of Interest

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    10.03

    Functional Division

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office

    Prior reference information (optional)

    RPM Section 10.03

    Source Requirements Documents

    Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    Form 700

    Statement of Economic Interests

    Form

     

    UCOP Office of the General Counsel

    Web Site

     

     

     

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