4.02: Review Timeframes

5 U.S.C. app. § 106(a); 5 C.F.R. § 2634.605(a)

Initial Review

An agency should review reports promptly and must perform a technical review and conflict of interest analysis within 60 days of receiving a report.

If No Additional Information or Remedy is Required

If no additional information or remedy is required, agencies must also certify the report before the 60-day period expires.

If Additional Information or Remedy is Required

If additional information or a remedy is required, agencies must contact the filer for the information or begin the process of implementing a remedy before the 60-day period expires.  Requests for additional information must require a response within 30 days of the request, unless the agency grants a written extension.

Agencies must then make reasonable efforts to complete the review process as soon as practicable following the expiration of the 60-day period.  Such efforts would include actively following up with filers and escalating instances of non-responsiveness as appropriate.  In cases for which remedial action is required, such remedial action must be completed no later than 3 months from the date on which the filer receives notice that the action is required.  Agencies may extend this timeframe in unusual circumstances but such circumstances must be fully documented to the satisfaction of the final certifying official.

Filers who do not respond to requests for information in a timely manner may be subject to the provisions of 5 C.F.R. § 2634.701.

PAS Nominee Reports

Special expedited procedures apply to reports filed by nominees to positions requiring Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation (PAS Nominee reports).  See 5 C.F.R. § 2634.605(c) for additional information regarding these procedures.