FAQ Index


About PPIC:

What does PPIC study?
How does PPIC select its policy research topics?
How does PPIC ensure the quality of its policy research?
Does PPIC make specific policy recommendations?
Who is PPIC's audience?
Is PPIC liberal or conservative? Does it have an ideological position?
How is PPIC funded?
Where is PPIC located?
How many employees does PPIC have?
What is the role of the Statewide Leadership Council?
What kind of leaders join the Statewide Leadership Council?
What is the Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC?
Where is the Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC?
How do I rent the Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC?


Board of Directors:

Who is on PPIC's Board of Directors?
What are the primary responsibilities of the board?
What is the size of the board?
What is the criteria for board membership?
Are board members compensated?
What is the board committee structure?
How often does the board meet?
What is the role of the board in determining PPIC's research and communications activities?
Does the board have term limits?
Who are the corporate officers to the board from PPIC management?


Support PPIC:

How can I make a donation?
How do PPIC’s naming opportunities work?
Are there benefits associated with my gift?
Are donations to PPIC tax exempt?
What is PPIC’s Tax ID number?
How is PPIC funded?
Who is on PPIC's Board of Directors?
How do I sign up for your mailing lists?
I am a PPIC donor and my contact information has changed. How can I give you my new contact information?
Who can I talk to about my gift?


Career/Employment Opportunities:

How do I get a job at PPIC?
What are the qualifications for policy research employment at PPIC?
What are the types of research positions at PPIC?
How does the visiting fellows program work?
How does the dissertation fellows program work?
How does the summer intern program work?
Does PPIC offer independent study opportunities?
Does PPIC fund outside projects?
Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for employment opportunities at PPIC?
What benefits does PPIC offer its employees?
   


News & Events:

How do I learn about your event series sponsors?
How do I get on PPIC’s press list?
How do your press embargoes work?
Do you send press releases electronically?
Media Inquiries: Who do I contact regarding the statewide survey?
How do I receive copies of publications?
How do I contact PPIC’s experts about their work?
I need to talk to an expert about a particular topic. What do I do?
Are your policy experts available to speak at conferences and other events?
What is the PPIC Blog?


Publications:

How do I obtain reprint permissions?
How do I sign up for your mailing lists?
How do I receive copies of publications?


Statewide Survey:

Who do I contact for questions regarding the Statewide Survey?
I would like to cite the PPIC Statewide Survey data in my work. How do I obtain permission to cite and what is the correct citation?
How do I refine my search on the Survey Questions Search Tool?
How do I use the Survey Questions Search Tool?
What is the PPIC Statewide Survey methodology?
What is the survey crosstabs tool?
How do I use the survey crosstabs tool?
How do I customize charts created using the survey crosstabs tool?
How do I create a time trend using the survey crosstabs tool?
How do I read the results of the survey crosstabs tool?
How can I access the raw survey data from the Statewide Surveys?


More Resources:

What is RSS?
How Do RSS Feeds Benefit Me?
How do RSS feeds work?
What Are The Terms of Use?
Do I need to have a Facebook account to comment?
Will the comments be moderated?
How do I report an inappropriate comment?
Why are these key stats important?


Directions to PPIC:

Driving from the East Bay
Driving from the North Bay
Driving from the South Bay/Airport (SFO)
Public Transportation: BART/MUNI Subway
Public Transportation: Caltrain
Ground Transportation: from the airport


Directions to PPIC Sacramento Center:

Driving from San Francisco
Driving from Stockton / Modesto
Driving from Redding
Driving from Auburn