6th Annual DOF CON California Department of Finance Policy & Recruitment Conference October 7, 2022

2022 Department of Finance Recruiting Conference (DOFCON)

Message from the Director

On behalf of the California Department of Finance, thank you for your interest in attending our 6th Annual Policy and Recruitment Conference (DOFCON). Our policy conference is a unique opportunity for job-seeking participants to interact with Finance leaders and policy experts. We will discuss our role in California’s government, economy, and demographics, the state’s legislative and budget processes, independent audits and evaluations, and current issues in state policy. We will also have a Q&A panel from representatives of our various units to describe what it is like to work at Finance and discuss careers and internships opportunities at Finance.

The live-streamed conference is on Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. followed by a lunch break and then an in-person networking mixer with employees. Light refreshments will be provided.

— Joe Stephenshaw, Director of the California Department of Finance

Registration Information

The event is FREE, but registration is required. Due to limited technical and venue capacity, Finance reserves the right to prioritize registration to interested job-seekers and undergraduate or graduate students.

Please use Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge browsers to access the registration website. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is not supported. After successfully registering, you will receive a confirmation email.


Event Details

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. (Followed by Mixer from 1:15 P.M. to 2:15 P.M.)
Cost: FREE
Address: California State Library (Room 500)
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95814
Email Address: PolicyConference@dof.ca.gov
Phone Number: 916-323-4071
Human Resources Office
Parking:  For those who choose to attend in person, paid parking is located along 9th, 10th, and N streets and at nearby garages, including Capitol Garage (1303 10th Street), Capitol Place (915 L Street) and L Street Lot (L Street).
Note:  In order to enter the California State Library, attendees will need to go through metal detectors.


Friday, October 7, 2022 Conference Schedule

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Start End Topic
9:30 A.M. 9:35 A.M. Welcome Remarks
9:35 A.M. 9:45 A.M. Remarks by the Director of Finance
9:45 A.M. 10:15 A.M. Policy Presentation:  Confronting Public Health Challenges (with Q&A)
10:15 A.M. 10:20 A.M. Break
10:20 A.M. 10:50 A.M. Policy Presentation:  Addressing California’s Drought (with Q&A)
10:50 A.M. 11:20 A.M. Presentation:  California’s Audits and Evaluations (with Q&A)
11:20 A.M. 11:25 A.M. Break
11:25 A.M. 12:05 P.M. Panel: Day in the Life at Finance (with Q&A)
12:05 P.M. 12:15 P.M. Closing Remarks (including HR comments and Exit Survey)
12:15 P.M. 1:15 P.M. Lunch Break
1:15 P.M. 2:15 P.M. Networking Mixer

Italicized denotes optional portion of conference. These portions will not be live-streamed.


Joe Stephenshaw

Joe Stephenshaw


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Madison Sheffield

Madison Jablonski-Sheffield, MPH

Staff Finance Budget Analyst, Health and Human Services Unit

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Brian Fuller

Brian Fuller

Staff Finance Budget Analyst, Natural Resources, Environment, and Capital Outlay Unit

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Cheryl McCormick

Cheryl McCormick, CPA

Chief of the Office of State Audits and Evaluations

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Mathew Rios

Mathew Rios

Financial Performance Evaluator II, Office of State Audits and Evaluations

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Mark Anthony Lace

Mark-Anthony Lacy

Financial Performance Evaluator II, Office of State Audits and Evaluations

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Dana Cruz

Dana Cruz, Esq.


Principal Program Budget Analyst, Forecasting Unit

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Meredith Frazer

Meredith Frazer


Manager, Learning and Development, Recruitment, and Employee Engagement Team, Administration Unit

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Live Stream and Recording

This conference was live-streamed (with a zoom link to be emailed to registrants). Below is the recording.


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