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U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Legal Education
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT POR THE PEDERAL ATTORNEY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
"Regulations concerning Post Employment Conflict of
Interest", Article by H. Lawrence Garrett, III....... V-1
5 C.F.R. 737, Regulations concerning Post Employment
Conflict of Interest.
Political Activities: The Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. 7312-7328..VI-1
"Statutory Protection of Whistleblowers in the Federal
Executive Branch", Article by Robert G. Vaughn......VII-1
American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct. VIII-1
Introduction to Ethics Statutes & Regulations,
Outline by Jane Ley....
Ethics Case List & Synopses of Ethics Cases.
Memorandum Opinion, United States v. George Vernon Hansen,
Criminal No. 83-00075, June 13, 1983......
Handouts: 1) Designated Ethics Official List
2) Hypothetical Problems for Discussion
Executive Order 11222
PRESCRIBING STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
SECTION 101. Where government is based on the consent of the overned, every citizen is entitled to have complete confidence in the integrity of his government. Each individual officer, employee, or adviser of government must help to earn and must honor that trust by his own integrity and conduct in all official actions.
PART II—STANDARDs of CoNDUCT
SECTION 201. (a) Except in accordance with regulations issued pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, no employee shall solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan, or any other thing of monetary value, from any person, corporation, or group which—
(1) has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual or other business or financial relationships with his agency;
(2) conducts operations or activities which are regulated by his agency; or
(3) has interests which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of his official duty.
o Agency heads are authorized to issue regulations, coordinated and a o by the Civil Service Commission, implementing the provisions of subsection so of this section and to provide for such exceptions therein as may be necessary, and appropriate in view of the nature of their agency's work and the duties and responsibilities of their employees. for example, it may be appropriate to provide exceptions ( § governing obvious family or personal relationships where the circumstances make it clear that it is those relationships, rather than the business of the persons concerned which are the motivating factors—the clearest illustration being the parents, children or spouses of federal employees; (2) permitting acceptance of food and refreshments available in the ordinary course of a luncheon or dinner or other