WELCOME TO CIFAC

Who We Are

The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) is a non-profit coalition of concerned construction industry associations, contractors and labor unions that works to ensure State and local governments’ compliance with the Public Contract Code (PCC)

What We Do

Our Regional Compliance Managers use their expertise to make sure that State and local governments comply with the PCC to promote job opportunities, fair bidding and transparency.

How To Help

If you see possible violations, report them to us and we will investigate for you.

Recent News

Five Things You Need To Know About Emergency Declarations

by Maghan Hunt, Central Regional Compliance Manager Over the past several months, California has received a lot of rain. In many areas of the state, the record rainfall and snow pack totals are enough to lift them out of drought status. At the same time, many areas in Northern California also saw a slew of

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Water Dripping City of Stockton Story

The Importance of Contractor Licensing Laws

by Michelle Tucker, Northern Regional Compliance Manager Anyone who works within the public works construction industry knows the importance of the contractor licensing laws in California. Our State has some of the strictest rules in the nation, sometimes causing confusion and headaches while navigating through the bid and award process. Although the annoyance factor is

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Bridging the Gap Without the App

by Patricia Rascon, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager For the first time in history our workforce is comprised of five different generations. The three main groups are Baby Boomers born 1946-1964, Generation X born 1965-1980, and Generation Y born between 1981-1995. Add in some of the Traditional generation born before 1945 and the now emerging Linkster’s

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An Introduction to the Act

by Shari Bacon, Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager Many of you have asked me “where do I find the force account limit and bidding threshold,” so I thought it would be helpful to introduce you to the Act. The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (the Act) is in the California Public Contract Code (PCC), in

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Eddie Bernacchi Politico Group

2016 End of Year Legislative Report

By Eddie Bernacchi, Politico Group Introduction The California Legislature wrapped up the 2016 legislative session on August 31st and sent a lastminute flurry of bills to the Governor’s office. Governor Brown spent his September reviewing the 1000 plus measures sent to him. When the dust settled, it was clear that our industry had an incredibly

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The Brown Act – Impacts Two Cities

By Patricia Rascon, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager CIFAC Educates Two Cities on Agenda Posting Requirements (January 2017) What is transparency? Ballotpedia refers to it as, “Openness, accountability, and honesty define government transparency. In a free society, transparency is government’s obligation to share information with citizens. It is at the heart of how citizens hold their

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Major California Projects

Hear From Our Team

"Should a public agency decide to split or separate into smaller work orders or projects, it would be considered unlawful."

Shari Bacon, CIFAC Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager

Shari Bacon

( Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager )

"We are a passionate, dedicated and loyal team devoted to the creation of much needed jobs for the construction industry."

Michelle Tucker, CIFAC Central Regional Compliance Manager

Michelle Tucker

( Central Regional Compliance Manager )

"This industry is full of hardworking men and women, give them a level playing field and they will accomplish the rest."

Patricia Rascon, CIFAC Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager

Patricia Rascon

( Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager )

“Being a watchdog for the public is a great responsibility, but something I take very seriously.”

Maghan Hunt, CIFAC Northern Regional Compliance Manager

Maghan Hunt

( Northern Regional Compliance Manager )

"All our Compliance Managers are delightful people, enthusiastic and talented, and together make a great team.”

Cathryn Hilliard, CIFAC Executive Director

Cathryn Hilliard

( Executive Director )

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