OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment Form

#1

Question 9 on this form says to omit traffic fines of under $300 dollars. I received two separate traffic citations in California around 2012 for speeding. These were resolved by paying a fine and attending traffic school. I have no idea what the final fine including fees ended up being, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was just over 300 bucks. I have no documentation surrounding these tickets but have obtained my DMV driving record to try and gather the information but nothing is listed.

I am leaning towards disclosing this in the comments and attaching the DMV record report to be on the safe side, but don’t really have any other information to share other than I was issued two speeding tickets and have made an effort attach my driving record to be as complete as possible.

Thoughts?

Thanks

#2

When calculating the fine amount, make sure you are looking at just the fine, NOT court costs too. Most traffic offenses have fines that are like $70 (for example), but the court costs are $250…the total would be over $300, but not the actual fine. We look at fine amount only. A quick google search showed me that speeding 100mph over the limit in CA would have a fine amount of $200 (might not be correct for all counties, it was just a quick google search). Assuming you were just speeding and there were no additional charges, you shouldn’t have to list.

#3

I can afford that . . .

#4

Thanks, that makes sense. However, I submitted before seeing the response. I could not provide specific details (since tickets were from 2012 and I never imagined I would have a reason to retain the information). I ended up disclosing with a brief explanation and attaching my DMV driver record (which showed no record of the citations).

I am sure people (mistakenly) disclose given the amount total paid is over 300 dollars, they just expect that to be defined as their “fine”. Could the fact that I over disclosed cause any issues? I understand these seem like silly questions, but this is the first time I’ve gone through this process, so I am learning. This is for high risk public trust.

Thanks again

#5

You are fine. Having a couple speeding infractions will rarely impact your background investigation. The form and requirement were originally created when a $300 fine was significant.