UC Conflict of Interest for Form 700 Filers

(formerly known as the Designated Officials Briefing)

This briefing which takes about one hour to complete, is designed to help Designated Officials recognize and deal with conflict of interest situations that may arise within the scope of their University employment. More information can be found on the UC Regents Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services website.

Intended For:

Approximately 1500 UC employees system-wide determined to be “Designated Officials” based on their ability to influence University decisions that may have a significant effect on their personal financial interests, as documented in the UC Conflict of Interest Code and approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission. UCSC positions considered to be Designated Officials can be found here: http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/_files/coi/documents/designated_positions.pdf.


Each University Designated Official will be automatically registered to complete the Conflict of Interest Briefing. Emails with a link to the online briefing will be sent to individual learners. Newly approved Designated Officials will be sent the training link within sixty days of being added to the UC Conflict of Interest Code.


After the August 2009 rollout, Designated Officials of the University of California are required to complete the "Conflict of Interest Briefing for Designated Officials" every two years.

Technical Information & Assistance:

  • The online course may be viewed using Internet Explorer 6-9, Firefox 3-15, Safari 4-6, or Chrome 19-21
  • Officially supported browsers in the current version of the UC Learning Center are Internet Explorer 6-9, Firefox 3 and 4, and Safari 4.
  • Before using the link, pop-up blockers on your computer must be turned off. If you need assistance with pop-up blockers or other technical issues, please review the Online Course Usage Tips at: http://www.ucop.edu/lms/tips.html or contact help@ucsc.edu.
  • To access local UCSC technical assistance for help with pop-up blockers or browser questions contact help@ucsc.edu or call extension 9-4357 or (831) 459-HELP.
  • The briefing does not need to be completed all at once. If you wish to complete it in more than one sitting, the program will take you to where you last were in the briefing.

Additional Information:

  • If you have any questions regarding the requirement for you to take this course, or any other non-technical questions or feedback, please contact Lynda Hilliard at the Regental Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services or UCSC Conflict of Interest Coordinator, Linda Rhoads / 831 459-3210.

Frequently Asked Questions