The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) has expanded its efforts in southern California with the addition of another regional compliance manager, Patricia Rascon, of Beaumont.

Rascon joins with veteran CIFAC compliance manager Shari Bacon, a familiar force at local city council and other agency meetings. With two representatives, Bacon will continue to handle the Southeastern section including Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties. Rascon’s coverage areas are the counties of Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Both are responsible for monitoring cities, counties, and special districts to ensure that they comply with the California Public Contract Code (PCC). They are a resource for contractors providing them with information on new laws and assisting them with lodging complaints (keeping them anonymous) with public entities with bidding practices. In addition, they are continually working towards CIFAC’s goal of creating and increasing job opportunities for the public works construction industry.

Prior to joining CIFAC’s staff, Rascon worked with her husband Richard, as a co-owner of an electrical contracting company in the San Gabriel Valley since 1982. Her primary responsibilities were the day-to-day administrative operations of the company.

She is very active with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) San Gabriel Valley Chapter 110 and is currently serving as current Vice President. In her 20 year association with NAWIC, she has she has held numerous positions and is a two-time honoree as Member of the Year. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys Disneyland (her record attendance for one year was seventeen times) and reading.

CIFAC is a non-profit coalition of construction associations, contractors and labor unions that work to ensure State and local governments’ compliance with the Public Contract Code (PCC). Regional compliance managers press state and local governments to comply with the PCC to promote job opportunities, fair bidding and transparency. To report possible violations, contact CIFAC at 1-800- 755-3354, [email protected]