February 15, 2000DO-00-003
Designated Agency Ethics Officials, General Counselsand Inspectors General
Stephen D. Potts Director
Summary of Ethical Requirements Applicable toSpecial 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.