United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

OGE Discusses Recent Amendments to Subpart F of the Standards of Ethical Conduct, “Seeking Other Employment”
August 3, 2016

On August 3, 2016, OGE issued a Legal Advisory discussing the recent amendments to the provisions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern seeking other employment found at 5 C.F.R. 2635, Subpart F. Subpart F sets forth a recusal requirement that applies to employees seeking employment with persons whose financial interests would be directly and predictably affected by particular matters in which the employees participate personally and substantially. This Legal Advisory highlights two principal changes made in the final rule, which OGE published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016.

Specifically, the Legal Advisory discusses (1) the application of the seeking other employment rules to employees who seek employment online and through social media, and (2) the implementation of the statutory notification requirements under section 17 of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012.

The Legal Advisory can be found here: https://www.oge.gov/Web/OGE.nsf/Resources/LA-16-06:+Publication+of+the+Final+Rule+Revising+Subpart+F+of+the+Standards+of+Conduct,+Seeking+Other+Employment.