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Subtitle A-Office of the Secretary,
Department of Housing and

Urban Development

Part
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Standards of conduct.
Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of

Housing and Urban Development-effectuation of Title VI of the Civil

Rights Act of 1964.
Practice and procedure for hearings under part 1 of this subtitle.
Renewal assistance.
Open-space land.
Rent Supplement Payments.
Neighborhood Facilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity; policy and procedures.
Seal.
Public Information.
Administrative claims.
Reinsurance for riot or civil disorder losses.
Loan and grant assistance for planning housing projects in Appalachia.
Loan assistance for planning low and moderate income housing.
Regulations governing operations of the Federal National Mortgage

Association.

PART 0-STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Subpart A-General Provisions Sec. 0.735–101 Purpose. 0.735-102 Definitions. 0.735–103 Notification to employees and spe

cial Government employees. 0.735–104 Interpretation and advisory sery

ice. 0.735–105 Reviewing statements and report

ing conflicts of interest. 0.735-106 Disciplinary and other remedial

action.

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Subpart B-Conduct and Responsibilities of

Employees 0.735–201 Basic principle. 0.735-202 Proscribed actions. 0.735-203 Gifts, entertainment, and favors. 0.735–204 Outside employment and other

activity. 0.735–205 Financial interests. 0.735–206 Use of Government property. 0.735–207 Misuse of information. 0.735–208 Indebtedness. 0.735–209 Gambling, betting, and lotteries. 0.735-210 General conduct; and conduct

prejudicial to the Government. 0.735-211 Intermediaries and product

recommendations. 0.735–212 Membership in organizations. 0.735–213 Prohibited activities by former

employees. 0.735-214 Miscellaneous statutory pro

visions.

11222 of May 8, 1965, 30 F.R. 6469, 3 CFR 1965 Supp.; 5 CFR 735.104.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 0 appear at 33 F.R. 15114, Oct. 10, 1968, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-General Provisions $ 0.735–101 Purpose.

The maintenance of unusually high standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality, and conduct by Government employees and special Government employees is essential to assure the proper performance of the Government business and the maintenance of confidence by citizens in their Government. The avoidance of misconduct and conflicts of interest the part of Government employees and special Government employees through informed judgment is indispensable to the maintenance of these standards. To accord with these concepts, this part sets forth the Department's regulations prescribing standards of conduct and responsibilities, and governing statements of employment and financial interests for employees and special Government employees. $ 0.735–102 Definitions.

(a) “Department” means the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(b) “Employee" means an officer or employee of the Department, but does not include a special Government employee.

(c) "Special Government employee" means an officer or employee of the Department appointed to serve with or without compensation, for not more than 130 consecutive days during any period of 365 days, on a full-time, part-time, or intermittent basis, and who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed as a special Government employee under the provisions of section 202 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

(d) “Person" means an individual, a corporation, a company, an association, a firm, a partnership, a society, a joint stock company, or any other or a-tion or institution.

(e) "Outside employment" means all gainful employment other than the performance of official duties. It includes, but is not limited to, working for an-other employer, the management or operation of a private business for profit (including personally owned businesses,

Subpart C—Conduct and Responsibilities of

Special Government Employees 0.735-301 Use of Government employment. 0.735-302 Use of inside information. 0.735-303 Coercion. 0.735–304 Gifts, entertainment, and favors. 0.735–305 Applicability of other provisions. Subpart D-Statements of Employment and

Financial Interests 0.735-401 Employees required to submit

statements. 0.735–402 Employee's complaint on filing

requirement. 0.735-403 Employees not required to submit

statements. 0.735-404 Time and place for submission of

employees' statements. 0.735–405 Supplementary statements. 0.735-406 Interests of employee's relatives. 0.735-407 Information not known by em

ployees. 0.735-408 Information prohibited. 0.735-409 Confidentiality of employees'

statements. 0.735-410 Effect of employee's statements on

other requirements. 0.735-411 Specific provisions for special Gov

ernment employees. Appendix-List of Positions Subject to Subpart D

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 0 issued under 18 U.S.C. 201 through 209; E.O.

partnerships, corporations, and other business entities), and other self-employment. $ 0.735–103 Notification to employees

and special Government employees. The provisions of this part and all revisions thereof shall be brought to the attention of and made available to:

(a) Each employee and special Government employee at the time of issuance and at least annually thereafter;

(b) Each new employee and special Government employee at the time of entrance on duty. $ 0.735–104 Interpretation and advisory

service. (a) Department counselor. The General Counsel of the Department is designated Counselor for the Department and shall serve as the Department's designee to the Civil Service Commission on matters covered by this part. He shali be responsible for coordinating the Department's counseling services and for assuring that counseling and interpretations on questions of conflicts of interest and other matters covered by this part are available to designated deputy counselors. He may form ad hoc committees to evaluate the effectiveness of the standards, or to consider any new or unusual question arising from their application.

(b) Deputy counselors. Such deputy counselors as may be required shall be designated by the Secretary or his designee from among the staff of the Office of the General Counsel and other legal staff of the Department to give authoritative advice and guidance to current and prospective employees and special Government employees who seek advice and guidance on questions of conflicts of interest and on other matters covered by this part. $ 0.735–105 Reviewing statements and

reporting conflicts of interests. (a) Subpart D of this part and the appendix to this part identify the categories of positions and, as necessary, the specific positions in which the incumbent is required to submit a statement of employment and financial interests to an appropriate Department official for review.

(b) When a statement submitted under Subpart D of this part and the appendix to this part or information from other sources indicates a conflict between the interests of an employee or special

Government employee and the performance of his services for the Government and when the conflict or appearance of conflict is not resolved by the reviewing official, he shall report the information concerning the conflict or appearance of conflict to the Secretary through the Counselor.

(c) The employee or special Government employee concerned shall be provided an opportunity to explain the conflict or appearance of conflict.

(d) If the resolution of the conflict or appearance of conflict contemplates or includes any of the remedial action indicated in $ 0.735–106 with the exception of paragraph (b) (2), appropriate personnel officers of the Department shall be notified and shall participate in the determination of the action proposed to be effected. $ 0.735–106 Disciplinary and other re

medial action. (a) A violation of this part by an employee or special Government employee may be cause for appropriate disciplinary action, which may be in addition to any penalty prescribed by law.

(b) When, after consideration of the explanation of the employee or special Government employee provided by $ 0.735–105, the Secretary decides that remedial action is required, he shall take immediate action to end the conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest. Remedial action may include, but is not limited to:

(1) Changes in assigned duties;

(2) Divestment by the employee or special Government employee of his conflicting interest; and unless otherwise provided divestiture is to be completed within 60 days after notice of a decision that a conflict exists.

(3) Disciplinary action; or

(4) Disqualification for a particular assignment. Remedial action, whether disciplinary or otherwise, shall be effected in accordance with any applicable laws, Executive orders, and regulations.

(c) If any of the remedial action indicated in this section with the exception of paragraph (b) (2) of this section is contemplated, appropriate personnel officers of the Department shall be notified and shall participate in the determination of the action proposed to be effected.

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