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Subtitle A-Office of the Secretary of

Agriculture

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Employee responsibilities and conduct.
Administrative regulations.
Award of fellowships to applicants from other American Republics.
Debt settlement.
Claims against Indemnity Fund under programs administered by Agricu

tural Stabilization and Conservation county committees.
Determination of parity prices.
Import quotas and fees.
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committees.
4-H Club name and emblem.
Contract work.
Sales of agricultural commodities for foreign currencies.
Determination of surplus agricultural commodities under section 211

the Agricultural Act of 1956.
Setoffs and withholdings.
Sales of agricultural commodities on credit under long-term supply contract
Nondiscrimination.
Milk indemnity payment program.
Sales of agricultural commodities made available under Title 1 of th

Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amende

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Subtitle A-Office of the Secretary of

Agriculture

Part 0 1 2 3 4.

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Employee responsibilities and conduct.
Administrative regulations.
Award of fellowships to applicants from other American Republics.
Debt settlement.
Claims against Indemnity Fund under programs administered by Agricul-

tural Stabilization and Conservation county committees.
Determination of parity prices.
Import quotas and fees.
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committees.
4-H Club name and emblem.
Contract work.
Sales of agricultural commodities for foreign currencies.
Determination of surplus agricultural commodities under section 211 of

the Agricultural Act of 1956.
Setoffs and withholdings.
Sales of agricultural commodities on credit under long-term supply contracts.
Nondiscrimination.
Milk indemnity payment program.
Sales of agricultural commodities made available under Title 1 of the

Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended.

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PART 0-EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILI- SOURCE: The provisions of this part o apTIES AND CONDUCT

pear at 31 F.R. 8528, June 18, 1966, unless

otherwise noted. Subpart A-General Provisions Sec.

Subpart A-General Provisions 0.735-1 Purpose.

$ 0.735–1 Purpose. 0.735–2 Definitions. 0.735-3 Remedial action.

The maintenance of unusually high

standards of honesty, integrity, imparSubpart B-Conduct and Responsibilities of

tiality, and conduct by Government emEmployees

ployees and special Government em0.735–11 Prohibited conduct-general.

ployees is essential to assure the proper 0.735–12 Prohibitions upon employees serving abroad.

performance of the Government business 0.735–13 Gifts, entertainment, and favors.

and the maintenance of confidence by 0.735-14 Outside employment and activi

citizens in their Government. The conties-general.

fidence of citizens in their Government is 0.735–15 Employment by foreign interests. influenced not only by the manner in 0.735–16 Serving as consultant or advisor.

which employees serve the public but in 0.735–17 Teaching, lecturing, and writing. the way they conduct themselves in the 0.735–18 Activities of Department employ- eyes of the public. The avoidance of

ees with relation to general or misconduct and conflicts of interests on

specialized farm organizations. the part of Government employees and 0.735-19 Indebtedness.

special Government employees through 0.735–20 Political activity.

informed judgment is indispensable to 0.735-21 Requirement to furnish informa

the maintenance of these standards. To tion.

accord with these concepts, this part sets 0.735–22 Safeguarding information.

forth the regulations for employees of 0.735-23 Use of vehicles. 0.735–24 Financial interests.

the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pre0.735-25 Miscellaneous provisions.

scribing standards of conduct and re0.735–26 Miscellaneous statutory provisions.

sponsibilities, and the reporting of em

ployment and financial interests. Subpart C—Counseling and Advisory Service

$ 0.735-2 Definitions. 0.735–31 Counseling and advisory service.

In this part:
Subpart D-Conflicts of Interest

(a) "Agency” means an independent 0.735-41 Conflicts of interest.

subagency of the U.S. Department of Subpart Statements of Employment and

Agriculture.
Financial Interests

(b) "Agency Head" is the Administra

tor or Chief Executive Officer of an 0.735–51 Employees required to submit statements.

agency. 0.735–52 Exceptions.

(c) “Conflict of interest” means the 0.735-53 Identification of employees re

situation that exists when there is a conquired to submit statements. flict, or appearance of conflict, between 0.735–54 Time and place for submission of the interest of an employee and the peremployees' statements.

formance of his Government duties. 0.735-55 Supplementary statements.

(d) "Employee” means a regular of0.735-56 Interests of employee relatives. ficer or employee of the Department of 0.735–57 Information prohibited.

Agriculture including excepted and 0.735-58 Information not known by em- WOC employees and includes a special ployee.

Government employee unless otherwise 0.735–59 Types of interests to be reported.

provided. 0.735–60 Effect of employees' statements.

(e) "Special Government employee" 0.735–61 Specific provisions for special Government employees.

means an oficer or employee of the De0.735-62 Review of statements and deter

partment of Agriculture who is retained, mination of conflicting interests.

designated, appointed, or employed to 0.735–63 Disposition of conflicting interests.

perform temporary duties either on a 0.735–64 Protection of reports.

full-time or intermittent basis, with or 0.735-65 Agency implementation.

without compensation, for not to exAUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 0

ceed 130 days during any period of 365 issued under Executive Order 11222 of May 8,

consecutive days. 1965, 30 F.R. 6469, 3 CFR, 1965 Supp.; 5 CFR

(f) “The Executive Order” means Ex735.104.

ecutive order 11222 of May 8, 1965.

$ 0.735–3 Remedial action.

those of other persons. However, this (a) A violation of this part by an em

subparagraph does not prohibit an employee may be cause for remedial action. ployee from teaching, lecturing, and Remedial action may include, but is not

writing as authorized in s 0.735–17. limited to:

(i) Engaging in any personal busi(1) Changes in assigned duties;

ness transaction or private arrangement (2) Divestment by the employee of his for profit which accrues from or is based conflicting interest;

on their official positions or authority, or (3) Disciplinary action which may be on official information prior to its release in addition to any penalty prescribed by to the general public. law; or

(j) Monitoring or recording or au(4) Disqualification for a particular

thorizing or permitting others under assignment.

their administrative control to monitor (b) Remedial action, whether dis

or record telephone conversations for ciplinary or otherwise, shall be effected

the purpose of taking a verbatim tranin accordance with any applicable laws, script of the conversation in whole or in Executive orders, and regulations.

part, except when adequate notice is Subpart B-Conduct and Responsibil

given to, and agreement received from, ities of Employees

all participants of the conversation. The

monitoring and/or recording shall be $ 0.735–11 Prohibited conduct-gen- terminated as soon as the agreed upon eral.

portion of the telephone conversation Employees are specifically prohibited

is completed. from:

(k) Utilizing a mechanical or elec(a) Betting or participating in lot

tronic device to overhear or record nonteries or any other form of gambling,

telephone conversations, unless such even for a worthy cause on Government- recording or monitoring is authorized by owned or leased premises or while on

the speaker. duty for the Government.

(1) Soliciting contributions from other (b) Consuming intoxicating beverages employees for a gift to a superior. in Government-owned or leased prop- (m) An employee in a superior official erty, or transporting such beverages in position may not accept a gift presented Government-owned vehicles, or using as a contribution from employees resuch beverages while on duty or after ceiving less salary than himself. duty to the extent that it adversely af- (n) Making a donation as a gift to a fects performance of official duties, or superior. (5 U.S.C. 113) results in embarrassment to the Depart- (0) Accepting a gift, present, decorament. 5 U.S.C. 640 states that a person tion, or other thing from a foreign govwho habitually uses intoxicating bever- ernment unless authorized by Congress ages to excess may not be retained in his

as provided in 5 U.S.C. 114-115a. The position.

prohibition does not extend to exchange (c) Engaging in criminal, dishonest, of souvenirs or presents of token value immoral, or notoriously disgraceful con- between employees and foreign officials. duct, or other conduct prejudicial to the Any gifts which cannot be graciously Government.

refused will be turned over to the Depart(d) Lending funds at usurious interest ment of State or the nearest embassy. rates.

(p) Using either directly or indirectly, (e) Being absent from duty without or allowing the use of Governmentauthorization.

owned or leased property, facilities or (f) Quarreling or provoking of other services for other than officially approved employees and making unwarranted

purposes. Employees have a positive criticism or accusations against other duty to conserve and protect Governemployees or supervisor.

ment property. (g) Refusing to give testimony or (q) Investigating or conducting any respond to questions made in connection regulatory work directly affecting any with official inquiries or investigations. corporation, company, firm, association,

(h) Giving or using information ac- or organization in which he has a finanquired through their official position cial or other interest. prior to its release to the general public, (r) Coercing, or giving the appearance to advance the interests of themselves, of coercing any person, corporation, their families, associates, friends, or company, firm, association, or organiza

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