California law requires all appointees to take an ethics orientation within the first six months of their appointment and to repeat this ethics orientation every two years throughout their term.
The training includes important information on activities or actions that are inappropriate or illegal. For example, generally public officials cannot take part in decisions that directly affect their own economic interests. They are prohibited from misusing public funds, accepting free travel and accepting honoraria. There are limits on gifts.
An online, interactive version of the training is available on the Attorney General's Web site at http://oag.ca.gov/ethics. An accessible, text-only version of the materials is also available at the Attorney General's Web site.
Once you've completed the training, please send a copy of your certificate of completion to:
Department of Consumer Affairs
SOLID Training Solutions
1747 N. Market Blvd, Ste. 270
Sacramento, CA 95834
If you have any questions about the content of the orientation, please contact:
Michael Santiago, Department of Consumer Affairs Ethics Officer: (916) 574-8220
If you don't have Internet access, and you want to obtain an information package on ethics orientation training, please contact:
Carol Wong: (916) 574-8323