What Does The FPPC Do?

When voters passed the Political Reform Act they simultaneously created the FPPC to administer and enforce the landmark ethics law, as well as inform and assist public officials, employees and candidates to comply with its provisions. Specifically, the Act gives the FPPC authority to adopt, amend and rescind rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of the Act. In addition to interpreting and enforcing the Act, the FPPC focuses on providing current information and useful assistance to encourage compliance.

The FPPC...

Informs

The FPPC Inform Page strives to suit the needs of all interested parties with regard to details of the Act, current and previous enforcement actions, and any questions of the FPPC in the media.

Assists

The FPPC provides multiple tools to Assist in learning about and complying with the Act, including manuals, fact sheets & guides, training and outreach, and technical advice.  

Interprets

It is the task of the FPPC to Interpret the Act through regulations and legal advice. 

Enforces

The FPPC Enforcement Division investigates and administratively prosecutes violations of the Act with a team of attorneys, investigators, auditors, and political reform consultants who work vigorously to ensure that cases are handled swiftly and fairly.