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U.S. Department Justice
Federal Bureau Investigation
Washington, D.C. 20535
July 13, 2018
MR. WILLIAM MARSHALL
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
SUITE 800
425 THIRD STREET,
WASHINGTON, 20024
Civil Action No.: 18-CV-00262
FOIPA Request No.: 1391462-0
Subject: Records located within the larger
collection former Director Comey records
Dear Mr. Marshall:
The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title
United States Code, Section 552/552a. Deletions have been made protect information which exempt from
disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted the page next the excision. The exemptions used
withhold information are marked below and explained the enclosed Explanation Exemptions:
Section 552
Section 552a
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(b)(5)
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502 page(s) were reviewed and 349 page(s) are being released.
Document(s) were located which originated with, contained information concerning, other
Government Agency (ies) [OGA].
This information has been referred the OGA(s) for review and direct response you. are consulting with another agency. The FBI will correspond with you regarding this information
when the consultation completed. accordance with standard FBI practice and pursuant FOIA exemption (b)(7)(E) and Privacy Act
exemption (j)(2) U.S.C. 552/552a (b)(7)(E)/(j)(2)], this response neither confirms nor denies the
existence your subjects name any watch lists.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories law enforcement and national
security records from the requirements the FOIA. See U.S. 552(c) (2006 Supp. (2010). This
response limited those records that are subject the requirements the FOIA. This standard
notification that given all our requesters and should not taken indication that excluded records do, not, exist. Enclosed for your information copy the Explanation Exemptions.
Although your request litigation, are required USC 552 (a)(6)(A) provide you the following
information concerning your right appeal. You may file appeal writing the Director, Office Information
Policy (OIP), United States Department Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
20530-0001, you may submit appeal through OIPs FOIAonline portal creating account the following
web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must postmarked
electronically transmitted within ninety (90) days from the date this letter order considered timely. you
submit your appeal mail, both the letter and the envelope should clearly marked Freedom Information Act
Appeal. Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned your request that may easily identified.
The enclosed material from the main investigative file(s) which the subject(s) your request was
the focus the investigation. Our search located additional references, files relating other
individuals, matters, which may may not about your subject(s). Our experience has shown
when ident, references usually contain information similar the information processed the main
file(s). Because our significant backlog, have given priority processing only the main
investigative file(s). you want the references, you must submit separate request for them writing,
and they will reviewed later date, time and resources permit.
See additional information which follows.
Sincerely,
David Hardy
Section Chief
Record/Information
Dissemination Section
Information Management Division
Enclosure(s) response your Freedom Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA) request, enclosed processed copy
responsive documents contained FOIPA Request Number 1391462-000.
The enclosed documents Bates stamped FBI 18-CV-00262 -643 through 18-CV-00262 -1144 from FOIPA
Request Number 1391462-000 represent the third interim release information responsive your request. minimize costs you and the FBI, duplicate copies the same document were not processed.
EXPLANATION EXEMPTIONS
SUBSECTIONS TITLE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552
(b)(1)
(A) specifically authorized under criteria established Executive order kept secret the interest national defense foreign
policy and (B) are fact properly classified such Executive order;
(b)(2)
related solely the internal personnel rules and practices agency;
(b)(3)
specifically exempted from disclosure statute (other than section 552b this title), provided that such statute (A) requires that the matters withheld from the public such manner leave discretion issue, (B) establishes particular criteria for withholding refers particular types matters withheld;
(b)(4)
trade secrets and commercial financial information obtained from person and privileged confidential;
(b)(5)
inter-agency intra-agency memorandums letters which would not available law party other than agency litigation with
the agency;
(b)(6)
personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion personal privacy;
(b)(7)
records information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only the extent that the production such law enforcement records
information could reasonably expected interfere with enforcement proceedings, would deprive person right fair
trial impartial adjudication, could reasonably expected constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy, could
reasonably expected disclose the identity confidential source, including State, local, foreign agency authority any private
institution which furnished information confidential basis, and, the case record information compiled criminal law
enforcement authority the course criminal investigation, agency conducting lawful national security intelligence
investigation, information furnished confidential source, would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement
investigations prosecutions, would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations prosecutions such disclosure could
reasonably expected risk circumvention the law, could reasonably expected endanger the life physical safety any
individual;
(b)(8)
contained related examination, operating, condition reports prepared by, behalf of, for the use agency responsible for
the regulation supervision financial institutions;
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geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells.
SUBSECTIONS TITLE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552a
(d)(5)
information compiled reasonable anticipation civil action proceeding;
(j)(2)
material reporting investigative efforts pertaining the enforcement criminal law including efforts prevent, control, reduce crime apprehend criminals;
(k)(1)
information which currently and properly classified pursuant Executive order the interest the national defense foreign policy,
for example, information involving intelligence sources methods;
(k)(2)
investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than criminal, which did not result loss right, benefit privilege
under Federal programs, which would identify source who furnished information pursuant promise that his/her identity would
held confidence;
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material maintained connection with providing protective services the President the United States any other individual pursuant
the authority Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056;
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required statute maintained and used solely statistical records;
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investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose determining suitability, eligibility, qualifications for Federal civilian
employment for access classified information, the disclosure which would reveal the identity the person who furnished
information pursuant promise that his/her identity would held confidence;
(k)(6)
testing examination material used determine individual qualifications for appointment promotion Federal Government service
release which would compromise the testing examination process;
(k)(7)
material used determine potential for promotion the armed services, the disclosure which would reveal the identity the person
who furnished the material pursuant promise that his/her identity would held confidence.
FBI/DOJ
FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION
FOIA 1391462 (Judicial Watch Department Justice)
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3rd Interim Release
Civil Action# 18-cv-00262
Total Withheld Page(s) 153
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duplicate, sealed order court, etc.)
(b)(2)-1, (b)(5)-1, (b)(6)-1, (b)(7)(C)-1
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Leadership
Development Area--------;;. Excelling
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FBI have high level respect for the FBls senior executives (i.e., Director, DD, ADD,
4.00
4.11
4.01
high level executives helps understand the FBI mission and strategy.
3.92
3.68
3.74
The FBls senior executives maintain high sta ndards honesty and integrity. .00
4.06
4.04
3.67
3.47
3.47
4.23
4.17
4.27
4.17
4.00
4.05
2.92
3.50
3.59
2.71
3.21
3.50
3.53
3.75
3.62
3.54
EADs).
Direct communication (e.g., Town Hall meetings, office visits) from the Director and
Employee mora important the FBls senior executives (i.e., Director; DD, ADD,
EADs).
Results are important the FBls senior executives (i.e.,. Director, DD,.ADD, EADs).
The Director and senior executives (i.e., DD, ADD, EADs) make decisions the best
interest FBI.
Division
Division leadership empowers and supports supervisors perform their jobs. Division leadership generates high levels motivation and co.m.mitment the
workforce. Division leadership works together team
3.00
2.77
How satisfied are you with the decisions and policies your Divisions leadership?
3.15
3.63
3.55
3.91
3.82
3.89
2.64
2.89
3.43
3.54
3.10
3.00
4.12
Division leadership held accountable for the decisions they make. Division leadership has the latitude make the necessary decisions meet
challenges (and threats) within our domain.
Employee morale important Division leadership.
Resu lts are important Division leadership.
Our Division has the reputation being high performer.
Division leadership has positive influence our Division performance.
4.22
3.85
3.66
The+/- column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningful change and the direction the change over time.
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Development Area -----? Excelling
Leadership {cont.)
~1f~i;Ft 1;~~m;~-mt ..:
Supervisors/team leaders work unit support employee development. supervisor supports need lance work and otherlife issues.
Overall, how good job you feel being done your immediate pervisor/team leader? have trust and confidence supervisor leader.
Supervisors/team leaders work unit have trust and confidence employees.
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Supervisory
4.08
4.15
4.00
4.11
3.96
4.17
4.15
4.11
4.09
3.77
3.95
3.94
3.36
3.83
3.88
The+/- column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningful change and direction the change over time
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Development Area Excelling
Com munication
Dissemination
Division leadership communicates strategic objectives and threat priorities. Division leadership communicates cont ext and explanations regarding decisions
and initiatives.
How satisfied are you with the information you receive from your Division
leadership what going the FBI?
(REVERSE higher better) Division leadership often distorts information
doesnt tell the whole story. .f!t
ito;~~- .-lc~t l7iC~~
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3.45
3.79
3.87
3.50
3.58
3.66
3.25
3.53
3.65
3.33
3.74
3.70
2.92
3.58
3.42
2.79
3.53
3.46
3.08
3.47
3.41
2.79
3.39.
3.42
2.93
2.85
3.72
4.00
3.38
3.48
Voice
leaders Division act upon employees ideas and input.
Leaders Division encourage and consider alternative points view and
recommendations.
How satisfied are you with your involvement decisions that affect your work?
leaders Division engage employees, solicit and incorporate employee input
into decisions. and policies.
Division leadership receptive negative information and bad news.
lead!!.rS Division listen what employees have say.
The+/ column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningful change and the direction the change over time.
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Development Area Excelling
Performance, Reward, and Recognition
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~tr f.it:i T~~e~ ~lerformance objectives needed during the
performance cycle.
3.33
3.60
3.85
3.14 .63
3.90
2.29
2.76
2.89
Awards unit/squad depend how well employees perform their jobs
lri most recent performance appraisal, understood what had to.do rated different performance levels (e.g., Fully Successful, Outstanding).
Pay raises depend how well.employees perform their jobs.
The+/ column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningful change and the direction the change over time: UNCJLA JlflED/~
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Development Area----? Excelling
Performance, Reward, and Recognition (cont.)
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Development Area---?> Excelling
Job Resources
Administrative Workload
The administrative/reporting requirements job are commensurate with
their importance mission accomplishment. have the tools needed execute administrative and reporting
requirements.
3.17
3.79
3.73
3.67
3.68 3.88
3.69 3.74
3.45
Tools, Technology, and Resources. have sufficient resources (e.g., people, budget) get job done. have the technology needed (e.g. software, hardware, etc.) get job done.
3.15
3.56
The+/- column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningful change and the direction the change over time.
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Development Area-....;;. Excelling
Compliance and Risk
Compliance
Employees report misconduct the appropriate authorities. can disclose suspected violation any law, rule, regulation ithout fear
reprisal.
Counterproductive Work Behavior
(REVERSE higher better) what ext ent are arrogant negative attitudes
tolerated?
(REVERSE higher better) what ext ent are employees who instigate conflict
with whom difficult work olerat ed?
(REVERSE higher better) what extent are employees who put little effort into
their work tolerated?
(REVERSE higher better) Arbitrary act ion and personal favoritism are tolerated.
3.64
3.86
3.73
3.67
3.94
3.80
2.92
3.67
3.23
3.42
3.93
3.27
3.15
3.14
3.19
2.82
3.39
3.06
4.00
4.05
4.09
4.00
3.94
4.11
4.08
3:88
3.93
Risk Management
Access information systems and confidential information adequately
controlled. able identify and communicate key risks within area responsibility.
The importance risk management and control has been communicated
through specific training, supervisor communications, and/or pol icies and practices unit/squad.
1ne +1- co1umn ma1cates tne items tnat aemonstratea meanmivu1 cnange ana tne airect1on tne cnange over time.
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Development Area~ Excelling
Work Environment
Work Environment
Physical conditions (e.g., noise level, temperature, lighting, cleanliness the
workplace) allow employees perform their jobs well.
3.69
3.74
3.83
4.17
4.00
4.08
ange over time.
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Development Area~ Excelling
Pay and Benefits
Pay and Benefits
Considering everyth ing, how satisfied are you ith your pay?
4.00
4.16
3.86
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your total compensation (e.g.,
salary, bonus, benefits, etc.)? .50
4.16
3.84
2.11
2.74
2.69 comparison with people similar jobs the private sector, feel otal
compensation (i.e., salary, bonus, benefits, etc.) is... +-co umn ange over 1me.
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Development Area~ Excelling
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
3.47
3.62
3.91
3.72
3.97
4.29
4.21 .21
4.11
4.12 .12
3.00
4.00
3.95
3.50
4.00
3.88
4.08 .21
4.09
3.08
3.47
2.86
3.58
3.50
3.40
3.14
3.61
3.76
4.20
4.27
3.47
3.29
3.75
3.58
2.92
3.94
4.00
3.76
2.47
3.63
3.55
3.77
2.83
Leaders review and evaluate the organization.s progress toward meeting its goals
and objectives. recommend FBI good place work.
Consideri everything, how satisfied are you with the FBI? supervisor/team leader cpmmitted workforce representative all
segments society.
Pol icies and programs promote diversity the workplace (e.g., recruiting minoriti
and women, tra ining awareness diversity issues, mentoring). orga nization has prepared employees for potential security threats.
(REVERSE higher better) easier get things done the FBI through informal
channels rather than through formal channels.
People the FBI tend point out positives arid solutions rather than problems and
obstacles.
The skill level work unit has improved the past year.
(REVERSE higher= better) The rotational nature leadership Division
detrimental work.
The FBI able recruit people ith the right skills.
(REVERSE higher better) the FBI, difficult recover from mistake.
Sometimes necessary work around people order get the job done. would like work more interesting and challenging.
Ive experienced significant change work the last year (e.g. reorganization,
changes job role). hen someone selected for leadership position the FBI, assume they are
high quality leader.
The strategic direction the FBI aligns ith and supports the mission FBI. understand the strategy the FBI.
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3.58
The FBI ill support employees hen they run into problems obstacles.
3.57
3.70
3.71
3.40
4.10
4.15
4.15 .25 column indicates the items that demonstrated meaningfu change and the direction the change over time.
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FBI Ethics and Integrity Program
Policy Directive and Policy Guide
Federal Bureau -of lnve tigation
Office Integrity and Compliance
0754DPG
Published Date: February 2015
Review Date: February 2018
Note: This document incorporates the Policy Directive and the
Policy Guide.
Revised: 19/2016
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FEDERAL BUREAU
INVESTIGATION
POLICY DIRECTIVE
07540
Policy Directive Title. FBI Ethics and Integrity Program
Publication Date.
2015-02-02
Effective Date.
2015-02-02
Review Date.
2018-02-02
Primary Strategic Objective.
P2-Assign responsibility and own accountability. Authorities:
6.1. Office Government Ethics [OGE] Regulations Title Code Federal Regulations
(CFR) Chapter XVI, Subchapter
6.2. Department Justice (DOJ) Supplemental Regulations, CFR Sections
3801.101-106
6.3. Conflict Interest Statutes, Title United States Code .S.C.) 201-209
Note: Additional authorities are listed the FBI [Federal Bureau Investigation] Ethics
and Integrity Program Policy Guide. Purpose:
This directive promulgates the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program Policy Guide and all policies
and procedures contained therein. Policy Statement:
8.1. Public service public trust. This principle underlies virtually all the rules
ethics for government employees. Each FBI employee has responsibility, both the
Unit States government (USG) and its citizens, place loyalty the Constitution,
observance United States (U.S.) laws, and public service above private gain. The laws
and rules that implement this principle and govern our personal and professional conduct
can difficult locate and apply. The policy guide (PG) that this directive promulgates
brings together relevant rules from the OGE, DOJ, and the FBI, and organizes them
subject make easier f9r FBI personnel and those who advise them find and apply
these standards. .2. individual FBI employees, our goal observe the highest standards ethical
conduct our personal and professional lives. Adherence the standards and values set
forth this will help realize that objective
8.3. All policies and procedures included the are effective upon publication this
directive upon inclusion the PG, determined the FBI deputy designated agency
ethics official (DDAEO). Failure abide the provision the policies and procedures
contained the sub ect FBI riate administrative
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disciplinary actions. Scope:
The FBI Ethics and Integrity Program Policy Guide promulgated this directive applies
all FBI programs, operations, personnel, and activities, including employees detail
from the FBI, well special government employees.
10. Proponent:
Office Integrity and Compliance
11. Roles and Responsibilities:
Roles and functional responsibilities the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program are outlined
Section the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program Policy Guide.
12. Exemptions:
There are exemptions the broad application this PG, however, there only limited
application special government employees the FBI.
13. Supersession:
13.1. Policy Directive (PD) 0454D, FBI Ethics and Integrity Program
13.2. FBI Ethics and Integrity Program Policy Guide, 0454PG
14. References, Links, and Forms:
14.1 References
14.1.1 OGE Standards Ethical Conduct for Employees the Executive Branch
Regulations; CFR Parts 2634, 2635, 2636, 2637, 2638, and 2640
14.1.2. DOJ supplemental regulation, CFR Part 3801
14.1.3. DOJ supplemental regulation, Personal Use Government Property; CFR 45.4
14.1.4. Conflict Interest Statutes, U.S.C. 201-209
14.1.5. Employment Discussions and Procurement, U.S.C. 423(c)
14.1.6. Foreign Agent Registration, U.S.C. 611, seq.
14.1.7. Hatch Act Reform Amendments, U.S.C. 7321-7326
14.1.8. Ethics Government Act 1978 U.S.C. app.)
14.1.9. Acceptance Travel Expenses, CFR Part 807(a)
14.1.10. Acceptance Travel Expenses, U.S.C. 1353
14.1.11. Acceptance Travel Expenses, CFR 304-1.2
14.1.12. Government Employees Training Act, U.S.C. 4111
Ill
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14.13. Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act, U.S.C. 7342
14.1.14. Regulatory Code Conduct, Executive Order (EO) 12674 1989 (modified
12731)
14.1.15. Procurement Integrity Restrictions, U.S.C. 423
14.1.16. Acceptance Gifts From Outside Sources, U.S.C. 7353
14.1.17. Gifts Between Employees, U.S.C. 7351
14.1.18. Miscellaneous Receipts, U.S.C. 3302
14.1.19. Freedom Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C. 552
14.1.20. Privacy Act, U.S.C._ 552a
14.1.21. Federal Advisory Committee Act U.S.C. app)
14.1.22. Hatch Act Implementing Regulations, CFR 734.201-307
14.1.23. Additional references cire listed the PG.
14.2. Forms
14.2.1. OGE-450
14.2.2. SF-278
15. Key Words, Definitions, and Acronyms:
15.1. Key Words
15.1.1. Ethics
15.1.2. Integrity
15.1.3. Standards conduct
15.1.4. Code conduct
15.1.5. Motto
15.1.6. Core values
15.1.7. Rules behavior
15.1.8. Ethical behavior
15.1.9. Gifts
15.1.10. Conflicts
15.1.11. Conflict interest
15.1.12. Employment search
15.1.13. Post-government service employment
15.1.14. Impartiality
15.1.15. Misuse position
15.1.16. Misuse government property
15.1.17. Misuse government time
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15.1.19. Outside activities
15.1.20. Nonfederal entities
15.1.21. Travel gifts
15.1.22. Teaching
15.1.23. Speaking
15.1.24. Writing
15.1.25. Official .capacity
15.1.26. Personal capacity
15.1.27. Fina ncial disclosure
15.1.28. Political activities
15.1.29. Fundraising .1.30. Ethics training
15.1.31. Public trust
15.1.32. Endorsement
15.2.Definitions
15.2.1. Definitions are contained each substantive section the FBI Ethics and Integrity
Program Policy Guide.
15.3. Acronyms
15.3.1. Code Federal Regulations (CFR)
15.3.2. Department Justice (DOJ
15.3.3. deputy designated agency ethics official (DDAEO)
15.3.4. Executive Order (EO)
15.3.5. Federal reau Investigation (FBI)
15.3.6. Freedom Information Act {FOIA)
15.3.7. Office Government Ethics (OGE)
15.3.8. Policy rective (PD)
15.3.9. policy guide (PG)
15.3.10. United States (U.S.)
15.3 ..11. United States Code (U.S.C.)
15.3.12. United States government (USG)
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Table Contents
legend
Black font: Statutory, Office Government Ethics and other Agency Policy and Procedures
Blue font: DOJ Policy and Procedures
Red font: FBI Policy and Procedures
Scope ................................:.............-...................................................................................... 1-1 .2.
1.3. .4.
Roles and Functional Responsibilities .............................................................................. 2-1
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
Purpose ........................................................................................................................... 1-1
Applicability ................................................................................................................... 1-I
How Use this Guide ................................................................................................... 1-2
Intended Audience .......................................................................................................... 1-2
Authorities External the FBI, the U.S. Office Government Ethics ........................ 2-I
2.1.1. C.F.R. 2638. General policies ....................................................... 2-1
2.1.2. C.F.R. 2638.203 Duties the Designated Agency Ethics Official .... 2-1
FBI Agency Ethics Officials .................................................................................... ,..... 2-2
The FBI Deputy Designated Agency Ethics Official (DDAEO) ............. 2-2
2.2.
2.2.2.
The FBI Office Integrity and Compliance ........................................... 2-2
2.2.3.
Designation and Responsibilities FBI Ethics Counselors ................... 2-3
Chief Division Counsel ............................................................................ 2-3
2.2.4.
2.2.5.
Ethics Points Contact- CDC the Division ................................ 2-3
2.2.6.
FBI ADICs, Assistant Directors, and SACs ............................................. 2-4
2.2.7.
FBI Employees ......................................................................................... 2-4
Ethics Counseling and its Effect Disciplinary Action ............................................... 2-4
Code Conduct .................................................................:............................................... 3-1
3.1.
3.2.
3.3.
3.4.
3.5.
FBI Code Conduct ..................................................................................................... 3-1
Executive Order I2674 Principles Ethical Conduct for Government Officers and
Employees ..................................................................................................................... 3-2 C.F.R. Employee responsibilities (DOJ Employee Conduct Regulations) ....... 3-3
FBI Core Values ............................................................................................................. 3-5
FBI Motto ....................................................................................................................... 3-6 Standards Conduct ......................................................................................................:. 4-1 Standards Conduct General Provisions ......................................................................
4.I.I.
Office Government Ethics Regulations ............................................... 4-1
4.1.1.1. C.F.R. 2635.IOI Basic obligation public service ........................ 4-1
4.I.I.2. C.F.R. 2635.I02. Definitions ........................................................... 4-2 .3. C.F.R. 2635. Applicability members the uniformed
services.................................................................................................... 4-4
4.1.1.4. C.F.R. 2635.l Applicability employees detail/
assignment. ............................................................................................ 4-4
4.1.1.5. C.F.R. 2635.105 Supplemental agency regulations ........................ .4-5
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4.1.1.6. C.F~R. 2635. Disciplinary and corrective action ........................ 4-6
4.1.1.7. C.F.R. 2635.107 Ethics advice......................................................... 4-6
4.1 .2. C.F.R. 735 Employee Responsibilities and Conduct (Office
Personnel Management Regulations) ...................................................... 4-7
4.1.2.l. OPM Regulation- C.F.R. 735.103 .................................................. 4-7
4.1.3. C.F.R. Employee responsibilities (DOJ Employee Conduct
Regulations) .................................... :........................................................ 4-7
4.1.4.
Supplement Standards Ethical Conduct for DOJ Employees .............. 4-7
4.1.4.1. DOJ Supplemental Regulation C.F.R. 3801.101 .......................... 4-7
4.1.4.2. DOJ Supplemental Regulation C.F.R. 3801.102 ......................... .4-7
4.1.4.3. DOJ Supplemental Regulation- C.F.R. 3801.103 .............. :.......... .4-8
Gifts .from Outside Sources Employees .................................................................... .4-9
Office Government Ethics Regulations ............................................... 4-9
4.2.1.
4.2.l. C.F.R. 2635.201 Overview................................... :.......................... 4-9
4.2.1.2. C.F.R. 2635.202 General standards................................................. 4-9
4.2.l.3. C.F.R. 2635.203 Definitions ......................................................... .4-10
4.2.1.4. C.F.R. 2635.204 Exceptions....................................................... :..4-14
4.2. .5. C.F.R. 2635.205 Proper disposition prohibited gifts ................. 4-25
4.2.2.
Federal Travel Regulations ............ ........................................................ 4-26
4.2.2.l. C.F.R. 1-53.2 What may with promotional benefits
materials receive from travel service provider? ............................ .4-26
4.2.2.2. C.F.R. 301-53.3 How may use promotional materials and
frequent traveler benefits? ................................................................... 4-26
4.2.2.3. C.F.R. 301-53.4 May select traverservice providers for
which agency not mandatory user order maximize
frequent traveler benefits? ................................................................... 4-26
4.2.2.4. C.F.R. 301-53.6 denied boarding benefit considered
promotional item for which may retain compensation received from airline whether voluntary involuntary? ............................ .4-27
4.2.2.5. C.F.R. 301-10.1 What must with compensation
airline gives denies seat plane? .............................. 4-27
4.2.2.6. C.F.R. 301-10.117 May keep compensation airline gives for voluntarily vacating seat scheduled airline flight
when the airline asks for volunteers? .................................................. 4-27
4.2.3.
Other Constitution and Statutory Considerations Related .to the Acceptance Gifts from Outside Sources .............................................................. .4-28
4.2.3.1. Article. cl. (Emoluments Clause, United States Constitution)4-28
4.2.3.2. U.S.C. 7353 (Gifts Federal Employees) 4-28
4.2.3.3. Gifts Offered FBI Employee the FBI ................................ 4-29
4.2.3.4. U.S.C. 7342 (Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act) ........................ .4-29
4.2.3.5. C.F.R. 102-42.5 What does this part cover? (GSA Federal
Property Management Regulations) ................................................... 4-33
4.2.3.6. C.F.R. 102-42.10 What definitions apply this part? (GSA
Federal Property Management Regulations) ...................................... 4-34
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4.2.3.7. C.F.R. 102-42.15 Under what circumstances may employee
retain foreign gift decoration? (GSA Federal Property
Management Regulations) ....................... :.......................................... 4-35
4.2.3.8. C.F.R. 102-42.20 What the typical disposition process
for gifts and decorations that employees are not authorized
retain? (GSA Federal Property Management Regulations) ............... .4-35
4.2.3.9. C.F.R. 102-42.25 Who retains custody gifts and decorations
pending disposal? (GSA Federal Property Management
Regulations) ........................................................................................ 4-36
4.2.3.10. C.F.R. 102-42.30 Who responsible for the security, care
and handling, and delivery gifts and decorations GSA, and
all costs associated with such functions? (GSA Federal Property
Management Regulations) .................................................................. 4-36
4.2.3.11. C.F.R. 102-42.40 When appraisal necessary? (GSA
Federal Property Management Regulations) .............................. ....... 4-36
4.2.3.12. C.F.R. 102-42.45 What agencys responsibility for
establishing procedures for obtaining appraisal? (GSA Federal
Property Management Regulations) .................................................. .4-37
4.2.3.13. C.F.R. 102-42.50 What types appraisals may agency
consider? (GSA Federal Property Management Regulations) ............ 4-37
4.2.3.14. DOJ Order 2400.3A, CHAPTER Gifts, Justice Property
Management Order ............................................................................. 4-37
4.2.4
Lobbyist Gift Ban FBI Director ONLY .............................................. 4-38
Gifts Between Employees ............................................................................................ 4-39
Office Government Ethics Regulations Related Gifts Between
4.3.1.
Employees C.F.R. 2635.301-304 ................................................... 4-39
4.3.1.1. C.F.R. 2635.301 Overview ........................................................... .4-39
4.3.1.2. C.F.R. 2635.302 General Standards ............................................... 4-39
4.3. 1.3. C.F.R. 2635.303 Definitions .......................................................... 4-39
4.3. 1.4. C.F.R. 2635.304 Exceptions .......................................................... 4-40
Gifts the FBI/DOJ .................................................................................................... 4-43
4.4.1.
General Gift Acceptance Authorities ..................................................... 4-43
4.4.1.1. Statutory Background Gift Authorities ........................................... 4-43
4.4.1.2. U.S.C. 524 (Availability Appropriations) .............................. 4-43
4.4.1.3. DOJ Order 2400.2, Solicitation and Acceptance Gifts the
Department .......................................................................................... 4-44
4.4.1.4. General DOJ Gift Acceptance Delegation .......................................... 4-45
4.4.2.
FBI Gift Acceptance Authority .............................. :............................... 4-47
4.4.3.
FBI General Gift Acceptance Procedures ............................. :................ 4-47
4.4.4.
Investigation/Case-Specific Gift Acceptance Authority ........................ 4-50
4.4.4.1. Investigation/Case-Specific DOJ Gift Acceptance Delegation .......... 4-50
4.4.4.2. FBI Investigation/Case-Specific Gift Acceptance Policy ................... 4-50
4.4.5.
Training Facility Gift Acceptance Authority ......................................... 4-51
4.4.5.1. DOJ Training Facility Gift Acceptance Authority .............................. 4-51
4.4.5.2. FBI Training Facility Gift Acceptance Authority Policy ................... 4-52
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4.6.
4.4.6.
Gifts Travel Related Expenses from non-Federal Sources ................ 4-53
4.4.6.1. U.S.C. 1353 (Acceptance Travel and Related Expenses
from Non-Federal Sources). 4-53
4.4.6.2. C.F.R. 304 Payments Travel Expenses from Non-Federal
Sources ................................................................................................. 4-54
4.4.6.3. FBI Travel Gift Acceptance Authority-Delegation ............................ 4-54
Financial Conflicts Interest ...................................................................................... 4-55
4.5.1.
Criminal Conflict ofinterest Laws ........................................................ 4-55
4.5.1.1. U.S.C. 201 Bribery Public Officials and Witnesses ............... 4-55
4.5.1.2. U.S.C. 202 Definitions ................................................................ 4-55
4.5.1.3. U.S.C. 203 Compensation Members Congress, Officers,
and Others matters affecting the Government ................................ 4-)5
4.5.1.4. U.S.C. 205 Activities Officers and Employees Claims
against and other matters affecting the Government ......................... .4-55
4.5.1.5. U.S.C. 207 Restrictions former officers, employees, and
elected officials the executive and legislative branches ................. 4-56
4.5.1.6. U.S.C. 208 Acts Affecting Personal Financial Interests ............. 4-56
4.5.1.7. U.S.C. 209 Salary Government Official and Employees
Payable only the United States ....................................................... 4-56
4.5.2.
Conflicting Financial Interests ............................................................... 4-56
4.5.2.1. C.F.R. 2635.401 Overview Financial Interests .............................4-56
4.5.2.2. C.F.R. 2635.402 Disqualifying Financial Interests ...................... .4-56
4.5.2.3. C.F.R. 45.2 Disqualification arising from personal
political relationship............................................................................ 4-61
4.5.2.4. C.F.R. 2635.403 Prohibited Financial Interests ........................... .4-62
4.5.2.5. Interpretation and Waiver Guidance Concerning U.S.C. 208 ... .4-64
Other Conflict oflnterest Issues ............................................................ 4-88
4.5.3.
4.5.3.1. C.F.R. 2635.501through 2635.503 Subpart Impartiality
Performing Official Duties ................................................................. 4-88
4.5.3.2. C.F.R. 2635.601 through 2635.606 Subpart Seeking Other
Employment ........................................................................................ 4-88
4.5.3.3. C.F.R. 2635.801 through 2635.805 Subpart Outside
Activities Related Outside Employment and Activities ................ .4-88
4.5.3.4. C.F.R. 2635.807 Subpart Outside Activities Related
Teaching, Speaking and Writing ......................................... ............... 4-88
4.5.3.5. C.F.R. 2635.808 Subpart Outside Activities Related
Fundraising ....................................................... :................................. 4-88
4.5.3.6. C.F.R. 2635.809 Subpart Outside Activities Related
Paying Just Financial Obligations ....................................................... 4-88
4.5.3.7. Financial Relations with Witnesses, Subjects, and Individuals
Furnishing Information the FBI.. .................................................... 4-88
4.5.3.8. Restriction Financial Involvement with Employees, Relatives, Friends Employees ..................................................................... 4-88
4.5.3.9. Outside Employment and Possible Conflicts oflnterest ................... .4-88
Impartiality Performing Official Duties ................................................................... 4-89
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Office Government Ethics Regulations, Impartiality
Performing Official Duties ..................................................................... 4-89
4.6.1.1. C.F.R. 2635.501 Overview: ........................................................ .4-89
4.6.1.2. C.F.R. 2635.502 Personal and business relationships ................. .4-90
4.6.1.3. C.F.R. 45.2 Additional Department Justice Requirement:
Disqualification arising from personal political relationship ......... 4-95
4.6.2.
Nepotism and Interpersonal Relationships ................................ .......... .4-96
4.6.3.
Extraordinary payments from former employers .................................. .4--96
Misuse Position ........................................................................................................ 4-97
4.7. Office Government Ethics Regulations Related Misuse
Position and Nonpublic Information ...................................................... 4-97
4.7.1.l. C.F.R. 2635.101 Basic obligation public service ..................... .4-97
4.7.1.2. C.F.R. 2635.701 Overview ............................................................ 4-97
4.7.1.3. C.F.R. 2635.702 Use Public Office for Private Gain ................ 4-97
4.7.1.4. C.F.R. 2635.703 Use ofNonpublic Information ........................ .4-105
4.7.1.5. The STOCK Act, Pub.L. 112-105-Prohibitions ............................... 4-106
4.7.2. U.S.C. 3110 Employment Relatives; Restrictions ...................... 4-106
4.7.3. C.F.R. 10.102 Exceptions Legal Restrictions the
Employment Relatives ..................................................................... 4-107
4.7.4.
Office Government Ethics Regulations Related Government
Property ................................................................................................ 4-107
4.7.4.1. C.F.R. 2635.704 Use Government Property ................. :......... .4-107
4.7.5.
DOJ Restrictions and Requirements Related Government
Property ................................................................................................ 4-108
4.7.5.l. C.F.R. 3801.104 Purchase Use Certain Forfeited and
Other Property ................................................................................... 4-108
4.7.5.2. C.F.R. 3801.105 Personal Use Government Property ............. 4-109
4.7.5.3. C.F.R. 45.4 Personal Use Government Property .................. .4-109
4.7.5.4. DOJ Order 2421.lE Use Government Telecommunications
Systems ............................................................................................. 4-110
4.7.5.5. Credentials and Badges ..................................................................... 4-113
4.7.5.6. Use Government Vehicles ............................................................ 4-113
4.7.5.7. Contractor Use FBI Property for Personal Activities................... 4-113
Office Government Ethics Regulations Related Government
4.7.6.
Time ..................................................................................................... 4-113
4.7.6. C.F.R. 2635.705 Use Official Time ............................... ......... 4-113
4.7.7. Restrictions the Employee Interaction ............................................ 4-114
4.7.7.1. Appropriate Superior-Subordinate Inter-Personal Relationships .... .4-114
4.7.7.2. Inappropriate Superior-Subordina~e Int~r-Personal Relationships .4-115
Employment and Activities Outside FBI ............................................................... 4-115
Restrictions outside employment and involvement outside
4.8.
organizations for FBI employees generally ......................................... 4-115
4.8.2.
Office Government Ethics Regulations Related Outside
Employment and Activities C.F.R. 2635 .......... :........................... 4-116
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4.8.2.2. C.F.R. 2635:802 Conflicting outside employment and
activities ............................................................................................ 4-117
4.8.2.3. C.F.R. 2635.803 Prior approval for outside employment and
activities ............................................................................................ 4-11
4.8.2.4. C.F.R. 2635.804 Outside income limitations for presidential
appointees and non-career employees. [Not included, See
regulation for text] ............................................................................ 4-119
4.8.2.5. C.F.R. 2635.805 Service expert witness ............................ .4-119
4.8.2.6. Teaching, Speaking and Writing ...................................................... .4-120
4.8.2.7. C.F.R. 2635.601 Conflict Considerations While Seeking
Outside Employment ........................................................................ 4-120
4.8.3.
Other Constitutional and Statutory Considerations Related Outside
Employment ......................................................................................... 127
4.8.4.
DOJ Restrictions and Requirements Regarding Outside
Employment ......................................................................................... 4-127
4.8.4.1. DOJ Supplemental Regulation C.F.R. 3801.106 ...................... .4- 127
4.8.4.2. DOJ Policy Statement Pro Bono Legal and Volunteer Services .4-129
4.8.5.
FBI Policy Outside Employment.. ............................................... :.. 4-129
4.8.5.1. Restrictions Relative FBI Special Agent Outside
Employment ...................................................................................... 4-129
4.8.5.2. Additional Limitations Outside Employment.. ........................... .4-132
4.8.5.3
Activities that Not Require Approval Outside
Employment .................... :................................................................. 4-134
4.8.5.4. FBI Pre-Approval Requirements and Procedures Concerning
Outside Employment ........................................................................ 4-137
4.8.5.5. FBI Pre-Approval Requirements and Procedures Concerning
Outside Legal Practice, Pro Bono Legal Services, Non FBI Law
Enforcement Activities Matters Involving DOJ Official
Action ................................................................................................ 4-1
4.8.6.
DOJ Restrictions and Requirements Regarding Outside Activities ..... 4-.141
4.8.6.1. DOJ Policy Memorandum Participation Outside
Organizations and Activities ..................................................... :....... 4-141
4.8.7.
FBI Policies Participation Outside Organizations ..................... .4-141
4.8. Personal-Capacity Participation Outside Organizations ............... 4-1
4.8.7.2. Approval Personal-Capacity Participation Outside
Organizations .................................................................................... 4-1
4.8.7.3. Official-Capacity Participation Outside Organizations ................ 4-143
4.8.8.
Activities Related Outside Education and Scholarly Research ...... .4-147
4.8.8.l. Education Funded the U.S. Government .................................... .4-147
4.8.8.2. Employees Engaged Privately Funded Education ....................... .4-14
4.8.8.3. Research Issues ................................................................................. 147
4.8.9.
Additional Restrictions Service Law Enforcement
Organizations and Selection Boards .................................................... 4-149
4.8.9.l Law Enforcement Selection Boards .................................................. 4-149
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Affiliation with U.S. Military Reserve Components
National Guard Units ........................................................................... 149
Teaching, Speaking, Writing ................................................................................. 4-149
4.9.1. C.F.R. 2635.807 Office Government Ethics Regulations Teaching, Speaking, Writing ...................................................... .4-150
4.9.2.
Teaching ............................................................................................... 4-158
4.9.2.1. Teaching Official Capacity ...................................................... 4-158
4.9.2.2. Teaching Personal Capacity ......................................................... .4-158
4.9.3. C.F.R. 50.2 Release information Personnel the
Department Justice Relating Criminal and Civil Proceedings ... .4-159
4.9.4.
FBI Policy Speaking and Writing Involving the Media .................. 4-1
4.9.5.
Writing Novels, Scripts, and Other Works ........................................... 4-163
4.9.6. U.S.C. 107 Subject Matter and Scope Copyright,
Limitations Exclusive Rights: Fair Use .......................................... 4-164
4.9.7.
Copyright Considerations for Teaching, Speaking, Writing ........... .4-164
4.9.8.
FBI Policy Regarding Political Speech ............................................... .4-165
Financial Disclosure 5-1 Purpose Financial Disclosure ........................ ;................................................... ........ 5-1
5.2. FBI Employees Required File Ethics Financial Disclosure Forms (FBI Specific
Requirements) ................................................................................................................ 5-1
5.2.1.
Public Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE-278 Form) ........................... 5-1
5.2.2.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450) .................. 5-1
5.2.3.
Conflict oflnterest Certification forms .................................................... 5-2
5.3. Procedures Concerning Financial Disclosure Reports ................................................... 5-3
5.3.1.
Office Government Ethics Regulations ............................................... 5-3
5.3.1.1. C.F.R. 2634.601 Report forms ........................................................ 5-3
5.3.1.2. C.F.R. 2634.602 Filing reports ................................................... 5-4
5.3.1.3. C.F.R. 2634.603 Custody and access public reports .............. 5-5
5.3.1.4. C.F.R. 2634.604 Custody and denial public access
confidential reports ............................................................................... 5-6
5.3. 1.5. C.F.R. 2634.605 Review reports :................ 5-7
5.3.1.6. C.F.R. 2634.103 Executive Agency Supplemental Regulations ..... 5-1
5.3. 1.7. C.F.R. 2634.105 Definitions ............................................................ 5-11
5.4. Public Financial Disclosure .......................................................................................... 5-13
5.4.1.
Office Government Ethics Regulations ............................................. 5-13
5.4.1.l. C.F.R. 2634.201 General requirements, filing dates, and
extensions ............................................................................................ 5-13
5.4.1.2. C.F.R. 2634.202 Public filer defined ............................................ 5-16
5.4.1.3. C.F.R. 2634.203 Persons excluded rule ................................... 5-1
5.4.1.4. C.F.R. 2634.204 Employment sixty days less ...................... 5-17
5.4.1.5. C.F.R. 2634.301 Interests property ........................................... 5-1
5.4. 1.6. C.F.R. 2634.302 lncome ............................................................... 5-20
5.4. 1.7. C.F.R. 2634.303 Purchases, sales, and exchanges ........................ 5-22
5.4.1.8. C.F.R. 2634.304 Gifts and reimbursements .................................. 5-23
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5.4.1.10.
5.4.1.1
5.4.1.12.
5.5. C.F.R. 2634.305 Liabilities .......................................................... 5-26 C.F.R. 2634.306 Agreements and arrangements .......................... 5-27 C.F.R. 2634.307 Outside positions ............................................... 5-27 C.F.R. 2634.308 Reporting periods and contents public
financial disclosure reports ................................................................. 5-28
5.4.1.13. C.F.R. 2634.309 Spouses and dependent children ....................... 5-29
5.4.1.14. C.F.R. 2634.310 Trusts, estates, and investment funds ................ 5-31
5.4.l.15. C.F.R. 2634.704 Late Filing Fee ................................................... 5-32
5.4.2.
Public Financial Disclosure FBI Procedures and Requirements ......... 5-33
Confidential Financial Disclosure (OGE 450 and CIC Filing) .................................... 5-34
5.5.1.
Office Government Ethics Regulations for OGE 450 and CIC
Filers ...................................................................................................... 5-34
5.5.1.1. C.F.R. 2634.901 Policies confidential financial disclosure
reporting ....... ..................................................................................... 5-34
5.5.1.2. C.F.R. 2634.903- General requirements, filing dates, and
extensions ............................................................................................ 5-36
5.5. .3. C.F.R. 2634.904 Confidential filer defined .................................. 5-38
5.5.1.4. C.F.R. 2634.905 Use Alternative Procedures ........................... 5-40
5.5.1.5. C.F.R. 2634.906 Review confidential filer status..................... 5-40
5.5.1.6. C.F.R. 2634.907 Report contents .................................................. 5-41
5.5.1.7. C.F.R. 2634.908 Reporting periods .............................................. 5-49
5.5.1.8. C.F.R. 2634.909 Procedures, penalties, and ethics agreements .... 5-49
5.5.2.
Confidential Financial Disclosure/CIC/No Conflicts Form FBI
Procedures and Requirements ................................................................ 5-49
Seeking Post-Government Service Employment and Post-Government Service
Employment Restrictions.......................................................................................... ;........ 6-1
6.1. Introduction .................................................................................................................... 6-1
6.2. Searching For Job While Still FBI Employee ........................................................ 6-2
6.3. Private Employment Restrictions Following Government Employment.. ..................... 6-8
6.4. Procurement Integrity Act Restrictions ........................................................................ 6-15
6.5. Prepublication Review ................... :............................................................................. 6-18
6.6. Statutes and Regulations Concerning Post-Government Service Employment ........... 6-18
6.6.1.
U.S. Code Provisions ............................................................................. 6-18
6.6.1.1. U.S.C. 202 Definitions ...................................... :.......................... 6-18
6.6.1.2. U.S.C. 207 Disqualification Former Officers and
Employees Matters Connected with Former Duties Official
Responsibilities; Disqualification Partners ..................................... 6-18
6.6.1.3. U.S.C. 208 Acts Affecting Personal Financial Interest ............. 6-25
6.6.1.4. U.S.C. 423 Restrictions Disclosing and Obtaining
Contractor Bid Proposal Information Source Selection
Information ......................................................................................... 6-25
6.6.1.5. U.S.C. 3073a Reporting Certain Employment Activities
Former Intelligence Officers and Employees .............................. 6-27
6.6.2.
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Conflicts Interest ............................................................................. 6-28
6.6.2.2. C.F.R. 3.104-1 Definitions ........................................................... 6-28
6.6.2.3. C.F.R. 3.l 04-2 General. Procurement Integrity Act.. ................. 6-29
6.6.2.4. C.F.R. 04-3 Statutory and Related Prohibitions,
Restrictions, and Requirements .......................................................... 6-30
6.6.2.5. C.F.R. 3.104-4 Disclosure, Protection, and Marking
Contractor Bid Proposal Information and Source Selection
Information ......................................................................................... 6-32
6.6.2.6. C.F.R. 2635.101 Basic Obligation Public Service .................... 6-32
6.6.2.7. C.F.R. 2635.204 Exceptions .......................................................... 6-33
6.6.2.8. C.F.R. 2635.402 Disqualifying Financial Interests........................ 6-33
6.6.2.9. C.F.R. 2635.502 Personal and Business Relationships ..........;...... 6-34
6.6.2.10. C.F.R. 2635.603 Definitions .......................................................... 6-34
6.6.2.11. C.F.R. 2635.604 Disqualification While Seeking
Employment ........................................................................................ 6-37
6.6.2.12. C.F.R. 2635.605 Waiver Authorization Permitting
Participation while Seeking Employment.. ......................................... 6-39
6.6.2.13. C.F.R. 2637.201 Restrictions Any Former Government
Employees Acting Representative Particular Matter which the Employee Personally and Substantially
Participated .......................................................................................... 6-39
6.6.2.14. C.F.R. 2637.203 Two-year Restriction Former Senior
Employees Assisting Representing Matter which
the Employee Participated Personally and Substantially .................... 6-45
6.6.2.15. C.F.R. 2637.206 Exemption for Scientific and Technological
Information ......................................................................................... 6-48
6.6.2.16. C.F.R. 2640.103 Interpretation, Exemptions and Waiver
Guidance Concerning U.S.C. 208 (Acts Affecting
Personal Financial Interest); Prohibition ............................................ 6-49
6.6.2.17. C.F.R. 2640.201 Exemptions for Interests Mutual Funds,
Unit Investment Trusts, and Employee Benefit Plans ........................ 6-49
6.6.2.18. C.F.R. 2641, Appendix Agency Components for Purposes U.S.C. 207(c) ....................................................................... :... 6-51
6.6.2.19. C.F.R. 2641.201 One-year Restriction Former Se!lior
Employees Representations Employees Former Agency
Concerning Matter, Regardless Prior Involvement ........................ 6-53
Political Activities ......... ;..................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1. FBI Employees and Partisan Political Activity ............................................................. 7-1
7.2. U.S.C. 7321-26 Political participation{Hatch Act) ............................................... 7-1
7.2.1. u.s.c. 7321 ........................................................................................... 7-1
7.2.2. U.S.C. 7322. Definitions .............................................. ....................... 7-1
7.2.3. U.S.C. 7323. Political activity authorized; prohibitions ..................... 7-2
7.2.4. U.S.C. 7324. Political activities duty; prohibition ......................... 7-3
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7.4.
7.5.
7.6.
7.2.5. U.S.C. 7326. Penalties ........................................................................ 7-4 C.F.R. Part 734. Political Activities Federal Employees ........................................ 7-4
7.3.1. C.F.R. 734.101 Definitions. 7-4
7.3.2. C.f.R. 734. 102 Jurisdiction ................................................................. 7-7 C.F.R. Part 734 SubPart Employees Certain Agencies (Including All FBI
Employees) and Positions .............................................................................................. 7-7
7.4.1. C.F.R. 734.401 Coverage ............................................ ....................... 7-7
7.4.2. C.F.R. 734.402 Expression employees individual opinion ....... 7-8
7.4.3. C.F.R. 734.403 Participation elections............................................ 7-9
7.4.4. C.F.R. 734.404 Participation political organizations...................... 7-9
7.4.5. C.F.R. 734.405 Campaigning for spouse family member.......... 7-10
7.4.6. C.F.R. 734.406 Participation political activities while duty, uniform, any room building occupied the discharge
official duties, using Federal vehicle; prohibition .......................... 7-10
7.4.7. C.F.R. 734.407 Use official authority; prohibition ....................... 7-11
7.4.8. C.F.R. 734.408 Participation political management and
political campaigning; prohibitions ...................................................... 7-11
7.4.9. C.F.R. 734.409 Participation political organizations;
prohibitions............................................................................................ 7-11
7.4. C.F.R. 734.410 Participation political fundraising;
prohibitions........................................................................................ .... 7-12
7.4.11. C.F.R. 734.411 Participation political campaigning;
prohibitions ............................................................................................ 7-12
7.4.12. C.F.R. 734.412 Participation elections; prohibitions.................... 7-12
7.4.13.
Subpart Related Statutes and Executive Orders ................................ 7-12
7.4.13.1. C.F.R. 734.701 General. ........................................ :....................... 7-12
7.4.13.2. C.F.R. 734.702 Related statutes and Executive orders.................. 7-13
FBI Employee Involvement Partisan Political Activities ........................................ 7-14
Social Media and the Hatch Act.. ........................................................... 7-14
7.5 .1.
Other Considerations for FBI Employees ..... :.............................................................. 7-14
Fundraising ......................................................................................................................... 8-1
8.1. Purpose ........................................................................................................................... 8-1
8.2. Regulations Impacting Fundraising ................................................................................ 8-1
8.2.1 C.F.R. 2635.808 FundraisingActivities ............................................ ..8-1
8.2.2. C.F.R. 950 Solicitation Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service
Personnel for Contributions Private Voluntary Organizations ............. 8-4
8.2.2.1. C.F.R. 950.102 Scope the Combined Federal Campaign ............ 8-4
8.2.2.2. C.F .R. 950.103 Establishing Local Campaign .............................. 8-6
8.2.2.3. C.F.R. 950.109 Avoidance Conflict oflnterest.. ......................... 8-6
8.2.2.4. C.F.R. 950.1 Prohibited Discrimination 8-6
8.2.2.5. C.F.R. 950.602 Solicitation Methods............................................... 8-7
8.2.3. C.F.R. 735.201 What are the Restrictions Gambling? ................... 8-8 C.F.R. 102-74.410 What the Policy Concerning Soliciting,
8.2.4.
Vending And Debt Collection? ................................................................ 8-8
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8.2.5.
8.3.
Ethics Training ................................................................................................................... 9-1 .1. Government Ethics Training Requirements ................................................................... 9-1 1.1.
Initial Ethics/Entry Duty (EOD) Orientation for all New FBI.
Employees ................................................................................................ 9-1 .1.2.
Annual Ethics Training for FBI Financial Disclosure Filers ................... 9-1
9.1.2.1. Training Requirements .......................................................................... 9-1
9.1.2.2. Training Methods and Procedures ........................................................ 9-2
9.1.2.3. FBI Training Resources ....................................................................... 9-3
9.1.3.
Responsibility for lmplementation Training Requirements ................ 9-3 .1.4.
Responsibilities for Reporting Requirements .......................................... 9-4
Ethics Guidance References ....................................................................................................
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Preamble: Message from the Director Commitment Institutional and Individual Integrity
Uncompromising institutional and individual integrity are core values the FBI. fact,
integrity the value that binds together the very fabric our institutional identity. defines and what stand for; how operate and how measure our success. short,
integrity the touchstone for everything do. our policy comply fully with all laws, regulations, and rules governing our operations,
programs and activities. cannot and not countenance disregard for the law for the sake expediency anything do. The FBI expects its personnel ascertain what laws and
regulations govern the activities which they engage, acquire sufficient knowledge those
laws permit each employee understand what the law requires, and conform their
personal and professional conduct accordingly. Further, the FBI requires its employees report proper authority any known suspected failures adhere the law themselves
others.
Additionally, individual FBI employees, our policy adhere the highest standards
ethical conduct. this regard, believe that all FBI employees want the right thing but
determining what right sometimes difficult discern. This Manual brings together
relevant rules from the Office Government Ethics, the Department Justice, and the FBI and
organizes them subject make easier for FBI personnel and those who advise them
find and apply the standards governing individual ethical conduct.
While some these rules are complex, they all are based one fundamental precept: Public
service-is public trust. Those lucky enough serve the public and through this great
organization must adhere that principle everything do. have many extremely
difficult challenges ahead us. cannot meet those challenges without the trust and
support the American people. understand that their trust earned not given. are
committed earning it. Adherence the standards and values set forth this Manual
important step that direc_ ion.
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1.1. Purpose
The purpose this Policy Guide establish and describe the FBI Ethics and Integrity
Program well implement the Standards Ethical Conduct for Employees the
Executive Branch and related requirements. This Guide intended provide depth legal
guidance, policy, and procedures for CDCs, ADCs, and other Bureau legal staff, one
document, regarding the the Ethics Standards established Federal statutes, Office
Government Ethics regulations, DOJ requirements, the FBI Core Values, the Code Conduct,
and related FBI policies and procedures related these standards.
Special missions and needs the Department Justice and the FBI have led the
establishment Departmental and FBI-specific regulations and policies. The FBI Ethics and
Integrity Program designed create environment where all employees are capable
readily recognizing and resolving ethical issues. This accomplished making available
effective training and advice; providing correct, consistent, and authoritative determinations
when needed; and ensuring that all violations ethics and related requirements are
promptly and appropriately addressed.
For guidance recordkeeping related the matters covered this PG, please the
Records Management Division (RMD) Intranet site and see Classification 319. Managing the
FBI Records.
1.2. Applicability
This Guide applies all FBI employees, including employees detail with the FBI and Special
Government Employees described herein. Applicability Office Government Ethics (OGE)
Regulations and the Departments supplementary regulations are governed Office
Government Ethics regulation. (See C.F.R. 2635.104, modified C.F.R. 3801.101).
Employees defined OGE, and have incorporated its definition. (See section
4.1.1.2.(h).) Contractors are not subject the standards almost everything else covered this PG. Specific sections the contrary are noted. This Guide binding and for all FBI
employees. Its provisions are not binding nonemployees, unless specifically noted
otherwise. m(ly, and often should, used for guidance the areas covers for all
personnel. Any questions about the extent which individual covered this Guide must referred the Office Integrity and Compliance.
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Certain types conduct pertaining these conflicts constitute criminal violations Federal
law. Willful culpably negligent violations the other standards the Code Conduct
discussed this Guide may addressed misconduct performance matters warranting
adverse personnel action.
1.3. How Use this Guide
This Guide divided into chapters and subchapters subject matter. have attempted
reference all generally applicable policies related each topic discussed. For purposes
clarity, this Guide contains color-coded fonts that are associated with the source the policy
addressed within each chapter. This Guide specifically formatted, therefore, read
users viewing the Guide online and/or color print form. The following key used throughout
the Guide:
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Users are invited bring our attention any relevant source materials that would help shed
light policies within the addressed topic areas suggest the inclusion new topic areas developed within this Guide. Such suggestions and recommendations should directed the Office Integrity and Compliance point contact, noted the cover this Guide~
1.4. Intended Audience
This Guide for all FBI Employees. For quick reference ethics guidance, please refer the
Ethics Pocket Guide..
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This section describes and defines the roles and responsibilities the various entities involved the administration the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program.
2.1. Authorities External the FBI, the U.S. Office Government Ethics
2.1.1. C.F.R. 2638.102 General policies
The Office Government Ethics [OGE] provides overall direction and leadership concerning
executive branch policies related preventing conflii.:ts interest. The Head each Agency
has primary responsibility forthe administration the ethics Government program within
his her agency, [OGE] carries out its leadership role by:
(1) Prov.iding information and promoting ethical standards executive agencies;
(2) Consulting with agencies regarding their agency ethics programs and assisting them
int erpreting ethics rules and regulations;
(3) Developing rules and regulations pertaining conflicts interests and standards
conduct;
(4) Monitoring compliance with the publ and confidential financial disclosure requirements;
(5) Establishing formal advisory opinion service; and,
(6) Evaluating the effectiveness programs designed prevent conflicts interests.
2.1.2. C.F.R. 2638.203 Duties the Designated Agency Ethics Official
The Department Justices Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) shall coordinate and
manage the Agencys Ethics Program The Program consists generally of:
(1) Liaison with the Office Government Ethics;
(2) Review financial disclosure reports;
(3) Initiation and maintenance ethics education and training programs; and,
(4) Monitoring administrative actions and sanctions.
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2.2.1.
The FBI Deputy Designated Agency Ethics Official (DDAEO)
The FBls Deputy Designated Agency Ethics Official (DDAEO), see C.F.R. 2638.203, the
Assistant Director the Integrity and Compliance Office, and responsible the Director and
~he DAEO the Department Justice {DOJ) for the administration the FBls Government
Ethics Program. The DOJ DAEO appoints the FBI DDEAO, delegating the responsibility and the
autho.rity administer all aspects the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program. The FBI DDEAO:
(a) Maintains close liaison with the Department Justice and the Office Government Ethics
concerning the FBl.s Ethics Program.
(b) Administers effective system and procedure for the collection, filing, review, and, when
applicable, public inspection the financial disclosure reports.
{c) Administers and supervises training program for FBI employees concerning all ethics and
standards conduct required C.F.R. 2638. This includes developing written plan
each year for the FBls annual training program accordance with this regulation.
(d) Administers, develops, and conducts formal and informal counseling program for FBI
employees concerning all ethics and standards conduct matters, including post employment
matters.
(e) Ensures that appropriate records are kept advice rendered.
(f) Ensures that prompt and effective action undertaken remedy violations potential
violations Government ethics requirements.
(g) Ensures that the FBls Ethics Program, policies, and procedures are evaluated periodically
determine their adequacy and effectiveness relation current FBI responsibilities.
2.2.2.
The FBI Office Integrity and Compliance
The Office Integrity and Compliance administers the day-to-day operation all aspects
the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program, under the supervision the DDEAO. The Office
Integrity and Compliance:
(a) Provides necessary support the DDAEO the functions listed above.
(b) Provides ethics counseling and training FBI management and employees assigned FBI
Headquarters Divisions.
(c} Provides expert advice Chief Division Counsel (CDC) and other designated ethics
counselors throughout the FBI.
(d) Maintains library-of appropriate and useful guidance and training materials.
(e) Oversees and administers the Ethics and Integrity Training Program ensure compliance
with all regulations and FBI policies.
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Designation and Responsibilities FBI Ethics Counselors
(a) The following personnel may act FBI Ethics Counselors:
(I) Personnel designated the DDEAO and assigned the Office Integrity and
Compliance, and all Chief Division Counsel (CDC).
(2) Such additional personnel may designated writing the DDEAO. Ethics
counselors designated writing this provision must obtain least four hours per rating
year ethics-related training approved the Office Integrity and Compliance.
(b) Ethics Counselor Responsibilities. Regardless how.designated, all Ethics Counselors:
(1) Are appointed provide responsive and appropriate advice regarding Ethics and Standards Conduct issues current and fonner FBI employees within their areas responsibility,
including oral and written ethics advice and counsel, excluding formal ethics detenninations.
[See DOJ Order 1200.1, Part 11, Ethics].
(2) May act qualified instructors provide required ethics training. [See C.F.R.
2638.701 seq.]
(3) Are aware that, although advice provided individuals with Ethics Standards
Conduct questions, the FBI, not the individual employee, remains the exclusive client, and any
communication made with this designation not protected the attorney-client privilege.
This concept must explained individual employees seeking advice when required
prudent.
(4) Must channel questions requiring fonnal ethics determinations the DDAEO.
(5) Send copy the DDAEO any written advice (including e-mail) and apprise the
DDAEO/and the Office Integrity and Compliance any significant verbal advice.
(6) Consult with the DDAEO before rendering advice any matter that involves FBI other
agency senior officials, appears sensitive controversial, has potential media congressional
interest, impacts other FBI divisions, involves novel issues, will set new precedent,
otherwise where prudence dictates that prior coordination with the DDAEO indicated.
(7) Seek pre-app~oval the Office Integrity and Compliance all training videos,
PowerPoint, lesson plans, other materials used for required annual, entry-on-duty, other
ethics training.
2.2.4.
Chief Division Counsel addition serving Ethics Counselors for his/her division, each CDC responsible under
the general oversight the DDAEO for managing the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program within
his/her division ensure that training, record keeping, and other program requirements are
met.
2.2.5.
Ethics Points Contact CDC the Division
For those divisions with designated CDC (primarily headquarters divisions) the division head
must designate ethics point contact. This POC not authorized ethics counselor. The
POC responsible, under the general oversight the DDAEO, for managing the FBI Ethics and
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Integrity Program within his/her division ensure that training, recordkeeping, and other
program requirements are met.
Branch heads must also designate PO(: responsible for management the program for the
branch executive office/staff. Branches may consolidate all Ethics and Integrity Program
management for the branch and subordinate divisions with one POC for the entire branch.
Divisions and Branches must report OIC the name the designated ethics POC via the OIC
Intranet home page link Email Update Ethics POC List. All changes the ethics POC
designation must promptly report OIC via the same link.
2.2.6.
FBI ADICs, Assistant Directors, and SACs
All FBI Assis~ant Directors Charge {ADIC}, Assistant Directors {AD), and Special Agents
Charge (SAC} are responsible for ensuring that FBI Ethics and Integrity Program requirements
are met within their respective divisions, including any division-specific needs for training
guidance, and for appropriately addressing compliance problems they arise according
applicable administrative and disciplinary procedures. CDC assigned, each ADIC, AD,
SAC must designate point contact administrate the Ethics and Integrity program within
the Division. ADICs, ADs, and SACs may consult the DDEAO regarding any rogrammatic
questions related the FBI Ethics and Integrity Program for advice relating ethical
concerns.
2.2.7.
FBI Employees
Each employee responsible for compliance with all applicable ethics laws and regulations and
may held accountable for any breach the policies, regulations, statutes discussed this
Guide. Each FBI employee must maintain sufficiently thorough knowledge all ethical
requirements, and the FBI Ethics and Integrity program, identify potential ethics issues
they arise, and seek counseling when advice needed. Additionally, each FBI employee
responsible for adhering the FBI Code Conduct and accountable for any willful culpably
negligent failure so.
2.3. Ethics Counseling and its Effect Disciplinary Action
{a) The FBI expects its employees behave such way that their activities both and off
duty will not discredit either themselves the Bureau. Failure employee follow the
guidelines set forth this Guide may result appropriate administrative disciplinary action.
(b) Employees who have questions about the application the Office Government Ethics
(OGE) standards conduct any supplemental agency regulations particular situation
circumstance should contact the ethics counselors identified for their organizations. Those
counselors will coordinate their response the ethics issue with the Office Integrity and
Compliance and the DDEAO, required the circumstances.
(c) Disciplinary action for violating the OGE standards conduct, the Departments
supplemental regulation C.F.R. 3801, generally not taken against employee who
establishes that she engaged such conduct good faith relied upon the advice
agency ethics counselor, provided that the employee, seeking such advice, made full
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disclosure all relevant facts and circumstances. However, reliance agency ethics
counselors advice may not protect the employee from prosecution the employees conduct
violates criminal statute. Good faith reliance the informal advice agency ethics
counselor, however, may taken into account the Department Justice the selection
cases for prosecution.
(d) employees disclosures agency ethics counselor are not protected attorneyclient privilege. Title U.S.C. 535 requires agency ethics counselor report any
information the official receives relating violation the criminal code, including the
standards conduct provisions Title the United States Code.
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3.1. FBI Code Conduct
The statement, Public service public trust, underlies all aspects Government service.
The many ethics statutes and regulations discussed this Guide have one fundamental
purpose: ensure that every U.S. citizen can confident the integrity the Federal
Government and those its employ. this end, FBI employees have responsibility, both
the United States and its citizens, place loyalty the Constitution and public service
above private gain.
The FBI enjoys reputation one the fine~t law enforcement organizations the world.
This reputation largely dependent upon how each conducts ourselves, both our
official and personal capacities. All FBI employees are expected, therefore, act accordance
with the highest standards personal honor and integrity. Although there are many aspects
this requirement, they may distilled down the following Code Conduct. FBI
.employees shall: Ascertain and understand what laws, regulations, and rules govern their official activities
and conform their professional conduct accordingly. Apply the Principles Ethical Conduct, the FBI motto and the FBI Core Values the
daily conduct their personal and professional activities. Obey the Standards Ethical Conduct for the Executive Branch and pertinent DOJ and
FBI regulations and policies.
For example, DOJ/FBI employees are prohibited from soliciting,
procuring accepting commercial sex, even legal. (See Ethics Guide
Reference Library) for the DOJ Memo titled Prohibition the
Solicitation Prostitution, dated April 10, 2015) Conduct their personal activities manner that does not impede their professional
performance tarnish the reputation the FBI. Report proper authority any violations law and regulation themselves others. Refrain from retaliating against employees who, reasonably believing them true,
report the violation laws and regulations. Tell the truth all matters.
The bedrock principles from which this Code Conduct derived are set forth below.
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and Employees virtue the authority vested President the Constitution and the laws the
United States America, and order establish fair and exacting standards ethical
conduct for all executive branch employees, hereby ordered follows:
Part Principles Ethical Conduct: ensure that every citizen can have complete.confidence the integrity the Federal
Government, each Federal employee shall respect and adhere the fundamental principles
ethical service implemented regulations promulgated under sections 201 and 301 this
order:
(a) Public service public trust requiring employees place loyalty the Constitution, the
laws, and ethical principles above private gain.
(b) Employees shall not hold financial interests that conflict with the conscientious performance duty.
(c) Employees shall not engage i11 financial transactions using nonpublic Government
information allow the improper use such information further any private interest.
(d) employee shall not, except pursuant such reasonable exceptions are provided
regulation, solicit accept any gift other item monetary value from any person entity
seeking official action from doing business with, conducting activities regulated the
employees agency, whose interests may substantially affected the performance
nonperformance the employees duties.
(e) Employees shall put forth honest effort the performance their duties.
(f) Employees shall make unauthorized commitments promises any kind purporting
bind the Government.
(g) Employees shall not use public office for private gain.
(h) Employees shall act impartially and not give preferential treatment any pr_ivate
organization individual.
(i) Employees shall protect and conserve Federal property and shall not use for other than
authorized activities.
(j) Employees shall not engage outside employment activities, including seeking
negotiating for employment, that conflict with official Government duties and responsibilities.
(k) Employees shall disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption appropriate authorities.
(I) Employees shall satisfy good faith their obligations citizens, including all just financial
obligations, especially those such Federal, State, local taxes-that are imposed law.
(m) Employees shall adhere all laws and regulations that provide equal opportunity for all
Americans regardless race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap.
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(n) Employees shall endeavor avoid any actions creating the appearance that they are
violating the la{ the ethical standards promulgated pursuant this order.
3.3. C.F.R. Employee responsibilities (DOJ Employee Conduct Regulations)
45.1 Cross-reference ethical standards and financial disclosure regulations.
Employees the Department Justice are subject the executive branch-wide Standards
Ethical Conduct C.F.R. part 2635, the Department Justice regulations C.F.R. part
3801 which supplement the executive branch-wide standards, the executive branch-wide
financial disclosure regulations C.F.R. part 2634 and the executive branch-wide employee
responsibilities and conduct regulations C.F.R. part 735.
45.2 Disqualification arising from personal political relationship.
(a) Unless authorized under paragraph (b) this section, employee shall participate
criminal investigation prosecution has personal political relationship with:
(1) Any person organization substantially involved the conduct that the subject the
investigation prosecution;
(2) Any person organization which knows has specific and substantial interest that
would directly affected the outcome the investigation prosecution.
(b) employee assigned otherwise participating criminal investigation
prosecution who believes that his participation may prohibited paragraph (a) this
section shall report the matter and all attendant facts and circumstances his supervisor
the level section chief the equivalent higher. the supervisor determines that
personal political relationship exists between the employee and person organization
described paragraph (a) this section, shall relieve the employee from participation
unless determines further, writing, after full consideration all the facts and
circumstances, that:
(1) The relationship will not have the effect rendering the employees service less than fully
impartial and professional; and
(2) The employees participation would not create appearance conflict interest likely affect the public perception the integrity the investigation prosecution.
(c) For the purposes this section:
(1) Political rel~tionship means close identification with elected official, candidate
(whether not successful) for elective, public office, political party, campaign
organization, arising from service principal adviser thereto principal official thereof;
and
(2) Personal relationship means close and substantial connection the type nonnally viewed likely induce partiality. employee presumed have personal relationship with his
father, mother, brother, sister, child and spouse. Whether relationships (including friendships) employee other persons organizations are personal must judged
individual basis with due regard given the subjective opinion the employee.
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(d) This section pertains agency management and not intended create rights
enforceable private individuals organizations.
45.3 Disciplinary proceedings under iu.s.c. 207(i).
(a) Upon determination the Assistant Attorney General charge the Criminal Division
(Assistant Attorney General), after investigation, that there reasonable cause believe tbat
former officer employee, including former special Govern~ent employee, the
Department Justice (former departmental employee) has violated U.S.C. 207(a), ill .{9,
the Assistant Attorney General shall cause copy written charges the violation(s)
served upon such individual, either personally registered mail. The charges shall
accompanied notice the former departmental employee show cause within
specified time not less than days after receipt the notice why she should not
prohibited from engaging representational activities relation matters pending the
Department Justice, authorized U.S.C. 207(j), subjected other appropriate
disciplinary action under that statute. [Editors Note: The remainder this section procedural
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and not included the section.]
45.4 Personal use Government property.
(a) Employees may use Government property only for official business authorized the
Government. See C.F.R. 2635.101(b)(9), 2635.704(a). The following uses Government office
and library equipment and facilities are hereby authorized:
(1) Personal uses that involve only negligible expense (such electricity, ink, small amounts paper, and ordinary wear and tear); and
(2) Limited personal telephone/fax calls locations within the offices commuting area, that
are charged non-Government accounts.
(b) The foregoing authorization does not overri