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(8) The prohibition against fraud or on any action that would to your false statements in a Government knowledge affect: matter (18 U.S.C. 1001).

(1) The interests of an institution (9) The prohibition against mutilat, with which you, your spouse, a minor ing or destroying a public record (18 child, a blood relative who lives with U.S.C. 2071).

you, or anyone who is legally your (10) The prohibition against coun

partner has any of the affiliations terfeiting and forging transportation listed in paragrah (b) of this section, requests (18 U.S.C. 508).

or (11) The prohibitions against embez (2) The interests of an individual zlement of Government money or

with whom you, your spouse, a minor property (18 U.S.C. 641), failing to ac

child, a blood relative who lives with count for public money (18 U.S.C.

you, or anyone who is legally your 643), and embezzlement of the money

partner has any of the relationships or property of an employee by reason

listed in paragraph (c) of this action. of his employment (18 U.S.C. 654).

(b) Affiliations with affected institu(12) The prohibition against unau

tions. (1) Ownership of the instituthorized use of documents relating to

tion's stocks, bonds, notes, or other claims from or by the Government (18

evidences of debt (other than through U.S.C. 285).

mutual funds). (13) The prohibition against an employee acting as the agent of a foreign NOTE: Minor or indirect holdings may be principal registered under the Foreign exempted; check with the Chairman. Agents Registration Act (18 U.S.C. (2) Current employment.

(3) Any formal or informal arrange

ment for future employment. Subpart B-Special Rules of the Na (4) Current appointment as profes

tional Science Board for Board sor, adjunct professor, visiting profesMembers

sor, or the like.

(5) Governing board membership. 8 684.20 Summary.

(6) Chairmanship of any committee As a member of the National Science of the institution that has an interest Board you are covered by rules for in the Board's action. "special employees" described in Sub (7) Any other office (not including part A of this Part 684. In addition, ordinary membership in a professional Board deliberations raise a number of society or association). conflicts issues in a unique context. (8) Current membership on a visiting Moreover, Board members are highly committee or similar body. visible Presidential appointees who retain private employment and other

NOTE: Individual waivers of this provision

may be issued in appropriate circumstances; affiliations. Specifically, many of

contact the Chairman. them are active scientists whose work has been supported by the NSF or (9) Current enrollment as a student other Federal agencies. For these rea in a department or school that has an sons the Board has adopted the fol. interest in the Board's action. lowing specific conflict-of-interests (10) Any other affiliation with the rules for the governance of its mem institution that you think would debers. You should also advise the stroy your objectivity or be seen as Chairman of the Board of any interest doing so by a reasonable person familor affiliation you have or propose to iar with the affiliation. have that could create a significant (c) Relationships with affected zidiappearance of conflict of interests in viduals. (1) Blood or marriage relathe work of the Board.

tionship with a principal investigator.

(2) Any other relationship, such as 8 684.21 Participation in Board delibera

close personal friendship, that you tions.

think might tend to destroy your ob(a) Abstention. You must excuse jectivity or be seen as doing so by a yourself from deliberations and votes reasonable person familiar with the of the Board or any of its committees relationship.

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§ 684.17 Inside information.

offered as a courtesy when there is no

apparent connection with NSF busiyou access to information not general

ness. ly available to the public, you must

(d) Misuse of Government property. not use that information for your pri

You must not use Government propervate benefit or make it available for

ty or services for your private benefit the private benefit of any other

or for the private benefit of others, person or organization.

except as your public duties benefit (b) You must not receive anything of particular members of the public in inmonetary value for consulting, lectur

tended ways. ing, writing, or public discussion that

(e) Familiarity with statutory proviprimarily concerns the responsibilities, sions. You are legally responsible for programs, or operations of the Foun acquainting yourself with each statute dation or that draws significantly on that relates to your ethical and other official information or ideas not gener conduct as an NSF and Federal emally available to the public.

ployee. Principal among these are the (c) The Director, the Deputy Direc criminal statutes relating to bribery, tor, an assistant director, or (in the graft, and conflicts of interests concase of Board members) the Chairman tained in 18 U.S.C. 201-209. The asof the National Science Board may pects of those statutory provisions

ve application of these rules and that apply to you as an NSF “special authorize use of non-public informa employee" are covered by these regution in the public interest. Any such lations. These regulations also cover authorization must be obtained in the provisions of Executive Order writing. Consult an ethics counselor in 11222, which prescribes standards of the Office of the General Counsel. Na ethical conduct for Government offitional Science Board members should cers and employees, and regulations of consult with the Chairman.

the Office of Personnel and Manage

ment that implement both the statu8 684.18 General standards of conduct for tory provisions and the Executive “special employees”.

Order. If you follow the regulations, (a) Use of Government employment you should have no trouble with any for private gain. You must not use of those provisions. The regulations do your Government employment for a not cover a number of other statutes purpose that is (or gives the appear that you must obey as a Federal emance of being) motivated by desire for ployee: private gain for yourself or anyone (1) The prohibition against lobbying else, particularly anyone with whom with appropriated funds (18 U.S.C. you have family, business, or financial 1913). ties.

(2) The prohibitions against disloyal(b) Use of Government employment ty and striking (5 U.S.C. 7311, 18 for extortion. You must not use your U.S.C. 1918). Government employment to coerce (or (3) The prohibitions against discloappear to coerce) anyone to provide fi sure of classified information (18 nancial benefit to yourself of anyone U.S.C. 798, 50 U.S.C. 783) and discloelse, particularly anyone with whom sure of confidential information (18 you have family, business, or financial U.S.C. 1905). ties.

(4) The provision on habitual use of (c) Gifts and favors. On days when intoxicants to excess (5 U.S.C. 7352). you are working at or for the NSF or (5) The prohibition against misuse in connection with NSF employment of a Government vehicle (31 U.S.C. you must not seek or accept from 638a(c)). anyone who has business with the (6) The prohibition against misuse NSF any gift, tip, loan, entertainment, of the franking privilege (18 U.S.C. or favor for yourself or anyone else, 1719). particularly anyone with whom you (7) The prohibition against use of have family, business, or financial ties. deceit in an examination or personnel This does not include promotional action in connection with Government items of trivial value or a modest meal employment (18 U.S.C. 1917).

(8) The prohibition against fraud or false statements in a Government matter (18 U.S.C. 1001).

(9) The prohibition against mutilating or destroying a public record (18 U.S.C. 2071).

(10) The prohibition against counterfeiting and forging transportation requests (18 U.S.C. 508).

(11) The prohibitions against embezzlement of Government money or property (18 U.S.C. 641), failing to account for public money (18 U.S.C. 643), and embezzlement of the money or property of an employee by reason of his employment (18 U.S.C. 654).

(12) The prohibition against unauthorized use of documents relating to claims from or by the Government (18 U.S.C. 285).

(13) The prohibition against an employee acting as the agent of a foreign principal registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (18 U.S.C. 219).

Subpart B-Special Rules of the Na

tional Science Board for Board Members

on any action that would to your knowledge affect:

(1) The interests of an institution with which you, your spouse, a minor child, a blood relative who lives with you, or anyone who is legally your partner has any of the affiliations listed in paragrah (b) of this section, or

(2) The interests of an individual with whom you, your spouse, a minor child, a blood relative who lives with you, or anyone who is legally your partner has any of the relationships listed in paragraph (c) of this action.

(b) Affiliations with affected institutions. (1) Ownership of the institution's stocks, bonds, notes, or other evidences of debt (other than through mutual funds).

NOTE: Minor or indirect holdings may be exempted; check with the Chairman.

(2) Current employment.

(3) Any formal or informal arrangement for future employment.

(4) Current appointment as professor, adjunct professor, visiting professor, or the like.

(5) Governing board membership.

(6) Chairmanship of any committee of the institution that has an interest in the Board's action.

(7) Any other office (not including ordinary membership in a professional society or association).

(8) Current membership on a visiting committee or similar body.

NOTE: Individual waivers of this provision may be issued in appropriate circumstances; contact the Chairman.

(9) Current enrollment as a student in a department or school that has an interest in the Board's action.

(10) Any other affiliation with the institution that you think would destroy your objectivity or be seen as doing so by a reasonable person familiar with the affiliation.

(c) Relationships with affected andividuals. (1) Blood or marriage relationship with a principal investigator.

(2) Any other relationship, such as close personal friendship, that you think might tend to destroy your objectivity or be seen as doing so by a reasonable person familiar with the relationship.

8 684.20 Summary.

As a member of the National Science Board you are covered by rules for "special employees” described in Subpart A of this part 684. In addition, Board deliberations raise a number of conflicts issues in a unique context. Moreover, Board members are highly visible Presidential appointees who retain private employment and other affiliations. Specifically, many of them are active scientists whose work has been supported by the NSF or other Federal agencies. For these reasons the Board has adopted the following specific conflict-of-interests rules for the governance of its members. You should also advise the Chairman of the Board of any interest or affiliation you have or propose to have that could create a significant appearance of conflict of interests in the work of the Board.

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8 684.22 Participation in NSF-supported

projects. (a) Proposals and new awards. You must not be listed as an investigator on any proposal submitted to the NSF or on any award made by the NSF while you are on the Board. (Proposals pending when you are nominated will be handled case-by-case by the General Counsel.) Nor should you receive any compensation under an award made by the NSF while you are on the Board. You may, however, do work on a project supported by such an award and may be reimbursed for expenses you incur in doing so.

(b) Existing awards. If you are already an investigator or consultant under an NSF award when you become a Board member, you may continue work under the award in the same capacity and may be compensated under the award to the extent established before your nomination. If you have been principal investigator before you become a Board member, you and your institution should select a substitute negotiator. The substitute negotiator need not be responsible for the work, but should represent the project and the institution in dealings with NSF officials on whom you might have undue influence because of your Board position.

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