Article 8. Conflict Of Interest of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 8.
No officer or employee in the state civil service or other
appointed state official shall engage in any employment, activity, or
enterprise from which the officer or employee receives compensation
or in which the officer or employee has a financial interest and
which is sponsored or funded, or sponsored and funded, by any state
agency or department through or by a state contract unless the
employment, activity, or enterprise is required as a condition of the
officer's or employee's regular state employment. No officer or
employee in the state civil service shall contract on his or her own
individual behalf as an independent contractor with any state agency
to provide services or goods.
(a) No retired, dismissed, separated, or formerly employed
person of any state agency or department employed under the state
civil service or otherwise appointed to serve in state government may
enter into a contract in which he or she engaged in any of the
negotiations, transactions, planning, arrangements, or any part of
the decisionmaking process relevant to the contract while employed in
any capacity by any state agency or department. The prohibition of
this subdivision shall apply to a person only during the two-year
period beginning on the date the person left state employment.
(b) For a period of 12 months following the date of his or her
retirement, dismissal, or separation from state service, no person
employed under state civil service or otherwise appointed to serve in
state government may enter into a contract with any state agency, if
he or she was employed by that state agency in a policymaking
position in the same general subject area as the proposed contract
within the 12-month period prior to his or her retirement, dismissal,
or separation. The prohibition of this subdivision shall not apply
to a contract requiring the person's services as an expert witness in
a civil case or to a contract for the continuation of an attorney's
services on a matter with which he or she was involved prior to
leaving state service.
Each contractor who enters into a state contract with the
state for ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more, shall be assigned
an identification number by the department. Each contractor who has
been assigned a number, shall list it on each contract he or she
enters into with the state, regardless of the amount of the contract.
In the case of a corporation or firm, the president's assigned
number shall be used exclusively on each contract. The assigned
number shall remain unchanged regardless of future name changes.