5.01: Conflict of Interest Review




Purpose

The conflict of interest review is the most critical element of the review process.  In performing the conflict of interest review, you are assessing whether the filer could engage in (or may have engaged in) behavior that violates the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended; the criminal conflict of interest statutes; the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; or other applicable laws and regulations (e.g., Ethics Pledge or agency supplemental regulations).  See “Certification Requirements.”

Guidance for Specific Types of Interests

For guidance on analyzing specific types of interest, go to Analyzing Potential Conflicts of Interest.