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tuity, favor, entertainment, loan, or any other
thing of monetary value, from a person who:

(1) Has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual
or other business or financial relations with the
Board;

(2) Conducts operations or activities that are within the scope of the Renegotiation Act of 1951, as amended; or

(3) Has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee's official duty.

(b) There are excepted from the prohibitions contained in paragraph (a) of this section:

(1) Transactions governed by obvious family or personal relationships (such as those between the parents, children, or spouse of the employee and the employee) when the circumstances make it clear that it is those relationships rather than the business of the persons concerned which are the motivating factors;

(2) Acceptance of food and refreshments of nominal value on infrequent occasions in the ordinary course of a luncheon or dinner meeting or on an inspection tour where an employee may properly be in attendance;

(3) Acceptance of loans from banks or other finance institutions on customary terms to finance proper and usual activities of employees, such as home mortgage loans; and

(4) Acceptance of unsolicited advertising or promotional material, such as pens, pencils, note pads, calendars, and other items of nominal intrinsic value.

(c) An employee shall not solicit a contribution from another employee for a gift to an official superior, make a donation as a gift to an official superior, or accept a gift from an employee receiving less pay than himself (5 U.S.C. 7351). However, nothing herein contained shall prohibit a voluntary gift of nominal value or donation in a nominal amount, made on a special occasion such as marriage, illness, or retirement.

(d) An employee shall not accept a gift, present, decoration, or other thing from a foreign government unless authorized by Congress as provided by the Constitution and in Public Law 89-673, 80 Stat. 952 (22 U.S.C. 2621-2626).

(e) Neither this section nor $ 1450.735-23 precludes an employee from receipt of bona fide reimbursement, unless prohibited by law, for expenses of travel and such other necessary

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subsistence as is compatible with this part for which no Government payment or reimbursement is made. However, this paragraph does not allow an employee to be reimbursed, or payment to be made on his behalf, for excessive personal living expenses, gifts, entertainment, or other personal benefits, nor does it allow an employee to be reimbursed by a person for travel on official business under Board orders when reimbursement is proscribed by Decision B-128527 of the Comptroller General dated March 7, 1967.

1450.735-23 Outside employment and other activity.-(a) An employee shall not engage in, or conduct negotiations or arrangements for, outside employment or other outside activity not compatible with the full and proper discharge of the duties and responsibilities of his employment with the Board. Incompatible activities include but are not limited to:

(1) Acceptance of a fee, compensation, gift, payment of expense, or any other thing of monetary value in circumstances in which acceptance may result in, or create the appearance of, conflicts of interest; or

(2) Outside employment which tends to impair his mental or physical capacity to perform his duties and responsibilities as an employee in an acceptable manner.

(b) An employee shall not receive any salary
or anything of monetary value from a private
source as compensation for his services to the
Government (18 U.S.C. 209).

(c) Employees are encouraged to engage in
teaching, lecturing, and writing that is not pro-
hibited by law, the Executive order, the Civil
Service Regulations, or this part. However, an
employee shall not, either for or without com-
pensation, engage in teaching, lecturing, or writ-
ing that is dependent on information obtained as
a result of his employment by the Board, except
when that information has been made avail-
able to the general public or will be made availa-
ble on request, or when the Board gives written
authorization for the use of nonpublic infor-
mation on the basis that the use is in the public
interest. In addition, a member of the Board,
covered by section 401(a) of the Executive or-
der, shall not 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

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responsibilities, programs, or operations of the by the Board which is not available to the gen-
Board, or which draws substantially on official

eral public.
data or ideas which have not become part of the 1450.735-27 Indebtedness. An employee
body of public information.

shall pay each just financial obligation in a
(d) An employee shall not engage in outside proper and timely manner. For the purpose of
employment under a State or local government, this section, a “just financial obligation" means
except in accordance with Part 734 of the Civil one acknowledged by the employee, or reduced to
Service Regulations (5 CFR, Part 734).

judgment by a court, or imposed by law, such as (e) This section does not preclude an em Federal, State, or local taxes; and “in a proper ployee from:

and timely manner" means in a manner which (1) Reserved.

the Board, if consulted, determines does not, (2) Participation in the activities of national under the circumstances, reflect adversely on or state political parties not proscribed by law. the Government as his employer. In the event

(3) Participation in the affairs of or accept of dispute between an employee and an alleged ance of an award for a meritorious public con creditor, this section does not require the Board tribution or achievement given by a charitable, to determine the validity or amount of the religious, professional, social, fraternal, non disputed debt. profit educational and recreational public serv 1450.735-28 Gambling, betting, and lotice, or civic organization.

teries. An employee shall not participate, 1450.735-24 Financial interests.--(a) An while on Government owned or leased property employee shall not:

or while on duty for the Government, in any (1) Have a direct or indirect financial in gambling activity including the operation of a terest that conflicts substantially, or appears to gambling device, in conducting a lottery or pool, conflict substantially, with his duties and re in a game for money or property, or in selling sponsibilities as an employee; or

or purchasing a numbers slip or ticket. How(2) Engage in, directly or indirectly, a finan ever, this section does not preclude activities cial transaction as a result of, or primarily rely under section 3 of Executive Order 10927 (reing on, information obtained through his lating to fund raising) or Board-approved employment with the Board.

activities of a similar nature. (b) This section does not preclude an em 1450.735-29 General conduct; conduct ployee from having a financial interest or en prejudicial to the Government.-(a) Every gaging in financial transactions to the same employee shall conduct himself in such a manextent as a private citizen not employed by the ner that the work of the Board is effectively Government so long as it is not prohibited by accomplished, observing at all times the requirelaw, the Executive order, Part 735 of the Civil ments of courtesy, consideration and promptService Regulations (5 CFR, Part 735), or this ness in dealing with representatives of other part.

Departments and Agencies, contractor repre1450.735–25 Use of Government prop sentatives, and the general public. erty.-An employee shall not directly or in (b) An employee shall not engage in crimidirectly use, or allow the use of, Government nal, infamous, dishonest, immoral or notoriously property of any kind, including property leased disgraceful conduct, or other conduct prejudito the Government, for other than officially ap cial to the Government. proved activities. An employee has a positive 1450.735-30 Miscellaneous statutory produty to protect and conserve Government prop visions. In addition to the regulations in this erty, including equipment, supplies, and other part and Part 1480 of this subchapter, each emproperty entrusted or issued to him.

ployee shall acquaint himself with each statute 1450.735–26 Misuse of information. For that relates to his ethical and other conduct as the purpose of furthering a private interest, an an employee of the Board and of the Governemployee shall not, except as provided in ment. The attention of employees is directed to $ 1450.735–22(c), directly or indirectly use, or the following statutory provisions: allow the use of, official information obtained

(a) Section 113 of the Renegotiation Act of through or in connection with his employment 1951, as amended, relating to the prosecution

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use of documents relating to claims from or by the Government (18 U.S.C. 285).

(r) The prohibitions against political activities in subchapter III of chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, and 18 U.S.C. 602, 603, 607, and 608.

(s) 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 C-ETHICAL AND OTHER

CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITIES
OF SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EM-
PLOYEES

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of claims against the United States (50 U.S.C.,
App. 1223).

(b) The prohibition against disclosure of in-
formation in any Federal income tax return
(Int. Rev. Code of 1954, Sec. 55 (f) (1), 26
U.S.C. 7312).

(c) House Concurrent Resolution 175, 85th Congress, 2d Session, 72 Stat. B12, the “Code of Ethics for Government Service."

(d) Chapter 11 of Title 18, United States Code, relating to bribery, graft, and conflicts of interest, as appropriate to the employees concerned.

(e) The prohibition against lobbying with appropriated funds (18 U.S.C. 1913).

(f) The prohibitions against disloyalty and striking (5 U.S.C. 7311, 18 U.S.C. 1918).

(g) The prohibition against the employment of a member of a Communist organization (50 U.S.C. 784).

(h) The prohibitions against (1) the disclosure of classified information (18 U.S.C. 798, 50 U.S.C. 783); and (2) the disclosure of confidential information (18 U.S.C. 1905).

(i) The provision relating to the habitual use of intoxicants to excess (5 U.S.C. 7352).

(j) The prohibition against the misuse of a Government vehicle (31 U.S.C. 638a (c)).

(k) The prohibition against the misuse of the franking privilege (18 U.S.C. 1719).

(1) The prohibition against the use of deceit in an examination or personnel action in connection with Government employment (18 U.S.C. 1917).

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

(n) The prohibition against removing, concealing, mutilating or destroying a public record (18 U.S.C. 2071).

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

(p) The prohibitions against (1) embezzlement of Government money or property (18 U.S.C. 641); (2) failing to account for public money (18 U.S.C. 643); and (3) embezzlement of the money or property of another person in the possession of an employee by reason of his employment (18 U.S.C. 654).

(q) The prohibition against unauthorized

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1450.735-31 Use of Board employment.-
A special Government employee shall not use his
employment by the Board for a purpose that is,
or gives the appearance of being, motivated by
the desire for private gain for himself or an-
other person, particularly one with whom he
has family, business, or financial ties.

1450.735–32 Use of inside information.-
(a) A special Government employee shall not
use inside information obtained as a result of
his employment by the Board for private gain
for himself or another person either by direct
action on his part or by counsel, recommenda-
tion, or suggestion to another person, particu-
larly one with whom he has family, business, or
financial ties. For the purpose of this section,
"inside information” means information ob-
tained under Board authority which has not be-
come part of the body of public information.

(b) Special Government employees may
teach, lecture, or write in a manner not incon-
sistent with the provisions of $ 1450.735–23 (c)
in regard to employees.

1450.735–33 Coercion.-A special Government employee shall not use his employment by the Board to coerce, or give the appearance of coercing, a person to provide financial benefit to himself or another person, particularly one with whom he has family, business, or financial ties.

1450.735–34 Gifts, entertainment, and favors.-(a) A special Government employee, while so employed or in connection with his employment, shall not receive or solicit from a person having business with the Board, anything of value as a gift, gratuity, loan, enter

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tainment, or favor for himself or another (d) Assistant for Reassignments, Office of
person, particularly one with whom he has Review.
family, business, or financial ties.

(e) Chief and Assistant Chief, Screening &
(b) There are excepted from the prohibitions Exemption Division.
contained in paragraph (a) of this section, ac (f) Director and Deputy Director of the Di-
tivities of a special Government employee not vision of Accounting and Division of Renego-
inconsistent with the exceptions authorized for tiating, Regional Boards.
employees in 8 1450.735-22(b).

(g) Regional Counsel, Regional Boards.
1450.735-35 Miscellaneous statutory pro (h) Executive Assistant to the Chairman of
visions. In addition to the regulations in this the Board, and special assistants to members of
part and Part 1480 of this subchapter, each the Board.
special Government employee shall acquaint (i) Attorneys, accountants, renegotiators, re-
himself with each statute that relates to his viewers, and business analysts in grades GS-13
ethical and other conduct as a special Govern and above.
ment employee. The attention of each special 1450.735-42a Employee's complaint on fil-
Government employee is directed to those statu ing requirements. Any employee required to
tory provisions listed in § 1450.735–30 that are submit a statement of employment and financial
applicable to special Government employees. interests under this subpart shall be entitled to

1450.735-36 General provisions. Each a review, through the grievance procedure of
special Government employee shall adhere to the Board, upon complaint that his position has
the standards of conduct made applicable to been improperly included in the requirements of
employees by $$ 1450.735–24 through 1450.735–

this subpart.
29.

1450.735-43 Employees not required to

submit statements.--A statement of employSUBPART D-STATEMENTS OF EM

ment and financial interests is not required by PLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL IN

this subpart from members of the Board, who TERESTS

are subject to separate reporting requirements 1450.735-41 Form and content of state

under section 401 of the Executive order. ments.“(a) The statement required of em

1450.735-44 Time and place for submis

sion of employees' statements.-An employee ployees by this subpart shall be known as the “Confidential Statement of Employment and

required to submit a statement of employment

and financial interests under this subpart shall Financial Interests (for use by Renegotiation

submit such statements to the counselor desigBoard employees)” and shall be in form prescribed by the Board.

nated pursuant to $ 1450.735-3(a) not later

than: (b) The statement required of special Gov

(a) Ninety (90) days after the effective date ernment employees by this subpart shall be

of this part if employed on or before such effecknown as the “Confidential Statement of Em

tive date; or ployment and Financial Interests (for use by

(b) Thirty (30) days after his entrance on special Government employees of the Renego

duty, but not earlier than ninety (90) days after tiation Board)” and shall be in form prescribed

the effective date of this part, if appointed after by the Board.

such effective date. 1450.735-42 Employees required to submit

1450.735-45 Supplementary statements.statements.--Except as provided in § 1450.735–

(a) Changes in, or additions to, the informa43, statements of employment and financial in

tion contained in an employee's statement of emterests are required from the following em

ployment and financial interests shall be reployees :

ported to the counselor in a supplementary (a) General Counsel and Assistant General

statement as of June 30 each year, not later than Counsel.

July 15 of such year. Financial interests or em(b) Regional Board members.

ployment acquired during a year, but disposed (c) Director and Deputy Director of the

of before the end of such year, shall constitute Office of Accounting, the Office of Review, and changes or additions to be reported at the end the Office of Assignments.

of such year. If no changes or additions have

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occurred during a year, a negative report is re-
quired. Nothwithstanding the filing of the
annual report required by this section, each em-
ployee shall at all times avoid acquiring a finan-
cial interest that could result, or taking an ac-
tion that would result, in a violation of the con-
flicts-of-interest provisions of section 208 of title
18, United States Code, or Subpart B of this
part.

(b) A supplementary statement shall be in
the form prescribed for an initial statement of
employment and financial interests, but shall be
marked "Supplementary.” A supplementary
statement shall furnish all the information re-
quired for an initial statement, and in addition,
by appropriate notation, shall indicate any
changes in, or additions to, the information con-
tained in the employee's initial statement or last
supplementary statement, as the case may be,
except that if no changes or additions have oc-
curred during a year, it shall suffice so to state
in the supplementary statement submitted for

such year.

1450.735-46 Interests of employees' relatives. The interests of a spouse, minor child, or other members 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 of an employee who are residents of the employee's household

1450.735–47 Information not known by employees. If any information required to be included in 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 such other person to submit information in his behalf.

1450.735–48 Information prohibited.—This subpart does not require an employee to submit in a statement of employment and financial interest 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 in

volving grants of money from or contracts with the Government, or related subcontracts, are deemed "business enterprises” and are required to be included in an employee's statement of employment and financial interests. 1450.735–49 Confidentiality

of state ments.-Each statement of employment and financial interests, and each supplementary statement, shall be in the custody and control of the counselor and will be held in confidence. Information from a statement may not be disclosed except as the Civil Service Commission or the Board may determine for good cause shown, or as the counselor in his discretion may determine to be necessary to carry out the regulations in this part.

1450.735-50 Effect of statements on other
requirements.—The statements of employment
and financial interests and supplementary state-
ments required of employees are in addition to,
and not in substitution for, or in derogation of,
any similar requirement imposed by law, order,
or regulation. The submission of a statement or
supplementary statement by an employee does
not permit him or any other person to partici-
pate in a matter in which his or the other per-
son's participation is prohibited by law, order,
or regulation.

1450.735–51 Specific provisions for special
Government employees.—(a) Except as pro-
vided in paragraph (b) of this section, each
special Government employee shall submit a
statement of employment and financial interests
which reports:

(1) All other employment; and

(2) The financial interests of the special Gov-
ernment employee which relate either directly
or indirectly to the duties and responsibilities
of the special Government employee.

(b) The Board may waive the requirement in
paragraph (a) of this section for the submission
of a statement of employment and financial in-
terests in the case of a special Government em-
ployee who is not a consultant or an expert
when the Board finds that the duties of the
position held by such special Government em-
ployee are of a nature and at such a level of
responsibility that the submission of the state-
ment by the incumbent is not necessary to pro-
tect the integrity of the Government. For the
purpose of this paragraph, “consultant” and
“expert” have the meanings given those terms

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