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    3. 3 General Principles Basic Obligation of Public Service Public Service is a public trust No holding of financial interests that conflict with Government service Public office is not for private gain Act impartially and not give preferential treatment Disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities Avoid any action that would create the appearance of impropriety

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    5. 5 3 FAM 4150Under revision, but this portion will not change. Included among those who must file the 450 are employees whose duties require them to participate personally and substantially through decision or the exercise of significant judgment, and without substantial supervision and review, in taking Government action regardingadministrating or monitoring grants, subsidies, licenses, or other federally conferred financial or operational benefits; regulating or auditing any non-federal entity; or other activities in which the final decision or action will have a direct and substantial economic effect on the interests of any non-Federal entity. Can not take any official action that would affect your financial interests or the financial interests that would be imputed to you, such as spouse, member of household, or dependent children. If holding position in any outside organization, (not mere member) cannot take any official action that would affect the interests of that organization. ExampleOn board of the Wildlife Humane Society, could not approve a grant to that organization. Also note 502 coveragemust recuse self for one year after giving up position. 3 FAM 4150Under revision, but this portion will not change. Included among those who must file the 450 are employees whose duties require them to participate personally and substantially through decision or the exercise of significant judgment, and without substantial supervision and review, in taking Government action regardingadministrating or monitoring grants, subsidies, licenses, or other federally conferred financial or operational benefits; regulating or auditing any non-federal entity; or other activities in which the final decision or action will have a direct and substantial economic effect on the interests of any non-Federal entity. Can not take any official action that would affect your financial interests or the financial interests that would be imputed to you, such as spouse, member of household, or dependent children. If holding position in any outside organization, (not mere member) cannot take any official action that would affect the interests of that organization. ExampleOn board of the Wildlife Humane Society, could not approve a grant to that organization. Also note 502 coveragemust recuse self for one year after giving up position.

    6. 6 General principles: An employee shall not accept a gift in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act (sound like bribery?) Solicit or coerce the offering of a gift. Accept gifts from the same or different sources so frequently that a reasonable person would think the employee is using her office for private gain.General principles: An employee shall not accept a gift in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act (sound like bribery?) Solicit or coerce the offering of a gift. Accept gifts from the same or different sources so frequently that a reasonable person would think the employee is using her office for private gain.

    7. 7 Exclusions: modest items of food or drink; plaques, certificates, trophies; opportunities or discounts offered to all Government employees or the general public; rewards and prizes, open to the public unless the entry is required as part of his official duties (exampleconference fee paid by Government enters into drawing for airplane trip; goes to got); gifts accepted under separate statutory authority; and anything for which market value is paid. Exclusions: modest items of food or drink; plaques, certificates, trophies; opportunities or discounts offered to all Government employees or the general public; rewards and prizes, open to the public unless the entry is required as part of his official duties (exampleconference fee paid by Government enters into drawing for airplane trip; goes to got); gifts accepted under separate statutory authority; and anything for which market value is paid.

    8. 8 Exceptions: $20 or less; personal relationship; based upon either spouses or individual outside business activities; widely attended gatherings; meals/refreshments in foreign areas; Disposition: return gift; if cant be returned because perishable, then can be given to charity or shared in office or destroyed; or reimburse the market value. Exceptions: $20 or less; personal relationship; based upon either spouses or individual outside business activities; widely attended gatherings; meals/refreshments in foreign areas; Disposition: return gift; if cant be returned because perishable, then can be given to charity or shared in office or destroyed; or reimburse the market value.

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    10. 10 Seeking Employment Applies whether looking to leave Government service or as outside employment When the employee approaches or when approached If you say no, then not seeking employment If any possibility of conflict, must recuse Discuss with supervisor

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