DO-00-003: Summary of Ethical Requirements Applicable to Special Government Employees

February 15, 2000
DO-00-003

MEMORANDUM

TO:

Designated Agency Ethics Officials, General Counsels
and Inspectors General

FROM:

Stephen D. Potts
Director

SUBJECT:

Summary of Ethical Requirements Applicable to
Special Government Employees

In recent years, we have noted increasing demand from agency officials for guidance concerning the various ethical requirements applicable to special Government employees (SGE). In response, we have prepared the attached summary: "Conflict of Interest and the Special Government Employee." It is our hope that this document will become a convenient tool for all agency officials who have to counsel SGEs or otherwise deal with the unique ethical issues posed by SGEs. In this connection, we specifically ask that you disseminate this summary to other components within your own organization, such as regional offices, that you think may encounter questions pertaining to SGEs.

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