To ensure that the benefit committee members and other designated individuals comply with reform act requirements for filing statements of economic interests, after Butte County's benefit committee has appointed a filing officer, the filing officer should attend FPPC training and notify designated individuals of their responsibility to submit statements of economic interests and follow up with those who fail to file.
On September 17, 2014, the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefits Committee adopted a Conflict of Interest Code, and appointed a Filing Officer. The Filing Officer has taken the FPPC training on February 10, 2016.
On September 17, 2014, the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefits Committee adopted a Conflict of Interest Code, and appointed a Filing Officer. The Filing Officer has contacted the FPPC to schedule training, and will do so the next time it is offered.
As indicated in the response the filing officer has not yet attended the FPPC training. Also, Butte County has not provided documentation to demonstrate that the filing officer notified designated individuals of their responsibility to submit statements of economic interests and followed up with any individuals who failed to file.
The BCIGLCBC adopted its conflict of interest code on 9/17/14, and named the filing officer. The filing officer is expected to attend FPPC training to understand their responsibilities and to notify designated individuals of their responsibility to submit Form 700 filings. The FPPC does not have regularly scheduled trainings, but does offer it periodically. Staff has registered with the FPPC, but as of this writing, the FPPC has not scheduled training. Upon notification from the FPPC, staff will attend the training.
Butte County provided documentation that it has reached out to the FPPC to schedule a training but has not been able to attend yet.
The conflict of interest code is on the 9/17/14 LCBC meeting agenda and is expected to be adopted at that time. The code names the filing officer, who will attend FPPC training. Per the FPPC, training is offered after the start of a new calendar year "in preparation for the spring filing season." No actual dates for training has been set by the FPPC as of this writing, but will certainly be prior to March 31, 2015. The filing officer will notify designated filers of their responsibilities and to follow up with those who fail to file.
As noted in Butte's response, this recommendation is not yet fully implemented. The filing officer has not yet attended FPPC training, notified designated filers of their responsibilities, or followed up with those failing to file.
It is anticipated that in conjunction with the adoption of the conflict of interest code, the committee will appoint a filing officer and direct the filing officer to attend FPPC training and notify designated filers of their responsibilities and to follow up with those who fail to file.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.