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mation obtained as a result of his Government employment, except when that information has been made available to the general public or will be made available on request, or when the Assistant Secretary for Administration or his designee gives written authorization for the use of nonpublic information on the basis that the use is in the public interest.

(2) No employee shall receive compensation or anything of monetary value for any consultation, lecture, discussion, writing, or appearance, the subject matter of which is devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of the Department of Commerce, or which draws substantially on official data or ideas which have not become part of the body of public information. As used in this subparagraph, “the body of public information" shall mean information which has been disseminated widely among segments of the public which may be affected by or interested in the information concerned, or which is known by such segments of the public to be freely available on request to a Government agency.

(d) [Reserved] (e) Application of the limitations. This section does not preclude an employee from:

(1) [Reserved]

(2) Participation in the activities of National or State political parties not proscribed by law.

(3) Participation in the affairs of, or acceptance of an award for a meritorious public contribution or achievement given by a charitable, religious, professional, social, fraternal, nonprofit educational and recreational, public service, or civic organization. [32 F.R. 15222, Nov. 2, 1967, as amended at 33 F.R. 9735, July 6, 1968] $ 0.735–13 Financial interests.

(a) An employee shall not:

(1) Have a direct or indirect financial interest that conflicts substantially, or appears to confiict substantially, with his Government duties and responsibilities; or

(2) Engage in, directly or indirectly, a financial transaction as a result of, or primarily relying on, information obtained through his Government employment.

(b) No employee shall participate in any manner, on behalf of the United States, in the negotiation of contracts, the making of loans, and grants, the

granting of subsidies, the fixing of rates, or the issuance of valuable permits or certificates, or in any investigation or prosecution, or in the transaction of any other official business, which affects chiefly a person (1) by whom he has been employed or with whom he has had any economic interest within the preceding 2 years, or (2) with whom he has any economic interest or any pending negotiations concerning a prospective economic interest, except with express prior authorization as provided for in Subpart G of this part.

(c) This section does not preclude an employee from having a financial interest or engaging in financial transactions to the same extent as a private citizen not employed by the Government so long as it is not prohibited by law, Executive order, Civil Service regulations (5 CFR Part 735), or regulations in this part. $ 0.735–14 Use of Government time or

property. (a) An employee shall not directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, Government time or property of any kind, including property leased to the Government, for other than officially approved activities.

(b) Each employee shall protect and conserve Government property, including equipment, supplies, and other property entrusted or issued to him. $ 0.735–15 Misuse of employment or

information. (a) Use of Government employment. An employee shall not use his Government employment for a purpose that is, or gives the appearance of being, motivated by the desire for private gain for himself or another person, particularly one with whom he has family, business, or financial ties.

(b) Use of inside information. For the purpose of furthering a private interest, an employee shall not, except as provided in $ 0.735–12(c), directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, information which has been or has the appearance of having been obtained through or in connection with his Government employment and which has not been made available to the general public.

(c) Coercion. An employee shall not use his Government employment to coerce, or give the appearance of coercing, a person to provide financial benefit to himself or another person, particu

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larly one with whom he has family, busi ganizational support or for benefit or ness, or financial ties.

welfare funds for their own members) (d) Disclosure of restricted informa and similar agency-approved activities. tion. No employee shall divulge re

$ 0.735–18 General conduct prejudicial stricted commercial or economic infor

to the Government. mation,

restricted information concerning the personnel or operations

(a) General policy. Officers and emof any Government agency, or release ployees of the Federal Government are any such information in advance of the servants of the people. Because of this, time prescribed for its authorized release.

their conduct must, in many instances, (e) Discrimination. No employee,

be subject to more restrictions and to acting in his official capacity, shall, di

higher standards than may be the case rectly or indirectly, authorize, permit,

in certain private employments. They or participate in any act or course of

are expected to conduct themselves in a conduct which, on the ground of race,

manner which will reflect favorably upon color, creed, national origin, or sex, ex

their employer. Although the Governcludes from participation, denies any ment is not particularly interested in the benefit to, or otherwise subjects to dis private lives of its employees, it does excrimination any person under any pro

pect them to be honest, reliable, trustgram or activity administered or con worthy, and of good character and repuducted by the Department or one of its

tation. They are expected to be loyal to units, or such employee. (See Depart the Government, and to the department ment Order 195.)

or agency in which they are employed.

(b) Specific policy. An employee shall $ 0.735–16 Indebtedness.

not engage in criminal, infamous, dis(a) An employee shall pay each just honest, immoral, or notoriously disgracefinancial obligation in a proper and ful conduct, or other conduct prejudicial timely manner, especially one imposed to the Government. by law such as Federal, State, or local (c) Regulations applicable to public taxes. For purposes of this section, “a buildings and grounds. Each employee just financial obligation" means one ac is responsible for knowing and complyknowledged by the employee or reduced ing with regulations of the General Seryto judgment by a court, and “in a proper ices Administration and of the Departand timely manner" means in a manner ment of Commerce applicable to public which, in the view of the Department, buildings and grounds. does not, under the circumstances, reflect

§ 0.735-19 Reporting undue influence adversely on the Government as his

to superiors. employer. (b) In the event of dispute between

Each employee shall report to his an employee and an alleged creditor, this

superior any instance in which another section does not require the Department

person inside or outside the Federal Govto determine the validity or amount of

ernment uses or attempts to use undue the disputed debt.

influence to induce, by reason of his offi

cial Gover ment position, former Gov$ 0.735–17 Gambling, betting, and

ernment employment, family relationlotteries.

ship, political position, or otherwise, the An employee shall not participate employee to do or omit to do any official while on Government-owned or leased act in derogation of his official duty. property or while on duty for the Gov

Subpart E-Statements of Employernment, in any gambling activity including the operation of a gambling

ment and Financial Interests device, in conducting a lottery or pool, $ 0.735–20 General provisions. in a game for money or property or in

(a) In order to carry out the purpose selling or purchasing a numbers slip or ticket. However, this section does not

of this part, certain employees of the Depreclude activities (a) necessitated by

partment, specified in or pursuant to this

part, will be required to submit statean employee's law enforcement duties,

ments of outside employment and finanor (b) under section 3 of Executive Order

cial interests for review designed to 10927 (relating to solicitations conducted

disclose conflicts of interest, apparent by organizations composed of civilian conflicts of interest on the part of ememployees or members of the armed

ployees, and other matters within the forces among their own members for or purview of this part.

(b) When a conflict or apparent confict of interest on the part of an employee or other question of compliance with the provisions of this part arises and is not resolved at a lower level within the Department, e.g., by appropriate remedial action, the information concerning the matter shall be reported to the Secretary through the counselor for the Department designated in g 0.735–38.

(c) In the event of a conflict or apparent conflict of interest on the part of an employee or other question of compliance with the provisions of this part, the employee concerned shall be provided an opportunity to explain the matter. After consideration of the conflict or apparent conflict of interest or other question of compliance, and the employee's explanation thereof, appropriate action shall be taken. $ 0.735–21 Form and content of state

ments. (a) Statements of employment and financial interests shall be submitted as far as practicable on one of the following forms, as appropriate:

(1) Form CD-220, “Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interests (For Use by Government Employees Other Than Special Government Employees)”; or

(2) Form CD-219, "Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interests (For Use by Special Government Employees).

(b) Each of the foregoing forms shall contain, as a minimum, the information required by the formats prescribed by the Civil Service Commission in the Federal Personnel Manual. Questions on a statement of employment and financial interests that go beyond, or are in greater detail than, those included on the Commission's formats may be included on a statement only with the approval of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and the Commission.

(c) [Reserved]

(d) The employee will not be required to reveal precise amounts of financial interest when such information is not necessary for a proper determination as to whether there is any apparent conflict of interest. $ 0.735–22 Employees required to sub

mit statements. Except as provided in 0.735-23, a statement of employment and financial interests shall be submitted by the fol

lowing employees other than special Government employees:

(a) Employees paid at a level of the Executive Schedule in subchapter II of chapter 53 of Title 5, United States Code.

(b) Employees classified at GS-13 or above under section 5332 of Title 5, United States Code, or at a comparable pay level under another authority, who are in positions the basic duties and responsibilities of which are determined by the head of the operating unit concerned to require the incumbent to make a Government decision or to take a Government action in regard to:

(1) Contracting or procurement;
(2) Administering

or

monitoring grants or subsidies;

(3) Regulating or auditing private or other non-Federal enterprise; or

(4) Other activities where the decision or action has an economic impact on the interests of any non-Federal enterprise.

Each employee who occupies a position in one of the above-listed categories and who is not excluded from the reporting requirement shall be notified that he is subject to the reporting requirement.

(c) The following employees classified at GS-13 or above under section 5332 of Title 5, United States Code, or at a comparable pay level under another authority, not otherwise subject to paragraph (b) of this section:

(1) Employees in grade GS-16 or above, or in comparable or higher positions.

(2) Employees in Schedule C positions.

(3) Employees in hearing examiner or hearing officer positions.

(4) Persons employed as experts, consultants, or advisers.

(5) Employees in positions or categories of positions, regardless of their official title, identified in Appendix B of this part.

(d) Employees classified below GS-13 under section 5332 of Title 5, United States Code, or at a comparable pay level under another authority, who are in positions or categories of positions, regardless of their official title, identified in Appendix C to this part.

(e) Appendices B and C.

(1) Appendix B to this part shall be maintained and changes made therein in accordance with the criteria in 5 CFR 735.403(c) and in accordance with the procedure in this paragraph. Appendix C to this part shall be maintained and changes made therein in accordance with the criteria in 5 CFR 735.403(d) and in

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accordance with the procedure in this paragraph.

(2) Heads of operating units and heads of offices in the Office of the Secretary shall, in conformity with the abovecited criteria, recommend changes in Appendix B and Appendix C to the Assistant Secretary for Administration for approval. Changes in Appendix C shall be submitted, with specific justification, to the Civil Service Commission for further prior approval.

(3) Incumbents of positions added to Appendix B or to Appendix C shall become subject to the reporting requirements of this part upon receipt of notification that their position is subject to such requirements. Appendix B and Appendix C shall be republished annually to reflect changes in the lists. $ 0.735–22a Employee's complaint on

filing requirement. An employee shall have an opportunity for review through the Department of Commerce grievance procedure, as provided by Administrative Order 202–770, of a complaint by him that his position has been improperly included under the regulations of the Department as one requiring the submission of a statement of employment and financial interests. $ 0.735–23 Employees not required to

submit statements. (a) Employees in positions that meet the criteria in paragraph (b), (c), or (d) of $ 0.735–22 may be excluded from the reporting requirement when the head of the operating unit concerned determines that:

(1) The duties of a position are such that the likelihood of the incumbent's involvement in a conflicts-of-interest situation is remote; or

(2) The duties of a position are at such a level of responsibility that the submission of a statement of employment and financial interests is not necessary because of the degree of supervision and review over the incumbent or the inconsequential effect on the integrity of the Government.

(b) A statement of employment and financial interests is not required by this part from the Secretary of Commerce, from the head of an independent agency for which the Department of Commerce performs administrative services, or from a full-time member of a committee, board, or commission appointed by the President. These employees are sub

ject to separate reporting requirements under section 401 of Executive Order 11222. 80.735–24 Time and place for submis

sion of original statements. (a) An employee required to submit a statement of employment and financial interests under this part shall submit that statement not later than:

(1) Ninety days after the effective date of this part if the employee is employed by the Department on or before the effective date of this part; or

(2) Thirty days after the employee's entrance on duty date, but in no case earlier than 90 days after the effective date of this part.

(b) Statements shall be submitted to a per nel officer specified by the head of the operating unit or to such other person as the head of the operating unit, with the approval of the Secretary, may specify. Secretarial officers and heads of operating units shall submit their statements to the Secretary or to such person as the Secretary may designate. $ 0.735–25 Supplementary statements.

Changes in, or additions to, the information contained in employee's statement of employment and financial interests shall be reported in a supplementary statement as of June 30 each year, except when the Civil Service Commission authorizes a different date on a showing by the Department of necessity therefor. (The Commission has authorized filing of the supplementary statement for 1967 as of Sept. 30, 1967.) If no changes or additions occur, a negative report is required. Notwithstanding the filing of the annual report required by this section, each employee shall at all times avoid acquiring a financial interest that could result, or taking an action that would result, in a violation of the conflicts-of-interest provisions of section 208 of Title 18, United States Code, or Subpart D of this part. $ 0.735–26 Interests of employees' rel.

atives. The interest of a spouse, minor child, or other member of an employee's immediate household is considered to be an interest of the employee. For the purpose of this section, “member of an employee's immediate household” means those blood relations who are members of the employee's household.

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$ 0.735-27 Information not known by

employees. If any information required to be included on a statement of employment and financial interests or supplementary statement, including holdings placed in trust, is not known to the employee but is known to another person, the employee shall request that other person to submit information in his behalf. $ 0.735-28 Information not required.

This part does not require an employee to submit on a statement of employment and financial interests or supplementary statement any information relating to the employee's connection with, or interest in, a professional society or a charitable, religious, social, fraternal, recreational, public service, civic, or political organization or a similar organization not conducted as a business enterprise. For the purpose of this section, educational and other institutions doing research and development or related work involving grants of money from or contracts with the Government are deemed “business enterprises” and are required to be included in an employee's statement of employment and financial interests. $ 0.735–29 Confidentiality of

ployees' statements. (a) No employee may have access to a statement of employment and financial interests, or a supplementary statement, unless his official duties make access necessary. Each employee who has access to such a statement is responsible for maintaining it in confidence and shall not allow access to, or allow information to be disclosed from, a statement except to an employee of the Department of Commerce or the Civil Service Commission to carry out the purpose of this part or to other persons as the Civil Service Commission or the Assistant Secretary for Administration may determine for good cause shown. (The foregoing limitations do not apply to release of information by an employee with respect to a statement he has submitted under this section.)

(b) The employees designated in paragraph (b) of $ 0.735-24 to receive statements are authorized to review and retain the statements and are responsible for maintaining the statements in confidence, as provided in this section.

$ 0.735–30 Relation of this part to

other requirements. (a) The requirement that employees submit statements of employment and financial interests and supplementary statements under this part is in addition to, and not in substitution for, or in derogation of, any similar requirement imposed by law, order, or regulation.

(b) The submission of a statement or supplementary statement by an employee does not permit him or any other person to participate in a matter in which his or the other person's participation is prohibited by law, order, or regulation, including this part. $ 0.735–31 Special Government

ployees. (a) Special Government employees shall be required to report:

(1) All other employment; and

(2) Financial interests specified on Form CD-219.

(b) A waiver may be granted to the requirements of this section in the case of a special Government employee who is not a consultant or expert (as defined in Chapter 304 of the Federal Personnel Manual) when a determination is made that the duties of the position held by that special Government employee are of such a nature and at such a level of responsibility that the submission of the statement by the incumbent is not necessary to protect the integrity of the Government. Any such waiver shall be approved by the head of the operating unit concerned or his designee. A copy of the waiver shall be filed with the deputy counselor for the organization unit concerned.

(c) The original statement of employment and financial interests required to be submitted by a special Government employee shall be submitted not later than his entry on duty. Each special employee shall keep his statement current throughout his employment with the Department by the submission of supplementary statements.

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Subpart F-Supplementary

Regulations $ 0.735-32 Departmental.

The Assistant Secretary for Administration may prescribe supplementary instructions consistent with this part.

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