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(b) Subsection (a) hereof shall not apply (1) if the officer or employee first advises the Government official responsible for appointment to his position of the nature and circumstances of the judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a ruling or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other particular matter and makes full disclosure of the financial interest and receives in advance a written determination made by such official that the interest is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of the services which the Government may expect from such officer or employee, or (2) if, by general rule or regulation published in the Federal Register, the financial interest has been exempted from the requirements of clause (1) hereof as being too remote or too inconsequential to affect the integrity of Government officers' or employees' services. In the case of class A and B directors of Federal Reserve banks, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System shall be the Government official responsible for appointment. (As amended Pub.L. 95-188, Title II, $ 205, Nov. 16, 1977, 91 Stat. 1388.) § 209. Salary of Government officials and employees payable only by
(a) Whoever receives any salary, or any contribution to or supplementation of salary, as compensation for his services as an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government, of any independent agency of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, from any source other than the Government of the United States, except as may be contributed out of the treasury of any State, county, or municipality; or
Whoever, whether an individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other organization pays, or makes any contribution to, or in any way supplements the salary of, any such officer or employee under circumstances which would make its receipt a violation of this subsection
Shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(b) Nothing herein prevents an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government, or of any independent agency of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, from continuing to participate in a bona fide pension, retirement, group life, health or accident insurance, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or other employee welfare or benefit plan maintained by a former employer.
(c) This section does not apply to a special Government employee or to an officer or employee of the Government serving without compensation, whether or not he is a special Government employee, or to any person paying, contributing to, or supplementing his salary as such.
(d) This section does not prohibit payment or acceptance of contributions, awards, or other expenses under the terms of the Government Employees Training Act (Public Law 85-507, 72 Stat. 327; 5 U.S.C. 2301-2319, July 7, 1958).
(e) This section does not prohibit the payment of actual relocation expenses incident to participation, or the acceptance of same by a participant in an executive exchange or fellowship program in an executive agency: Provided, That such program has been established by statute or Executive order of the President, offers appointments not to exceed three hundred and sixty-five days, and permits no extensions in excess of ninety additional days. (Added Pub.L. 87-849, § 1(a), Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1125 and amended Pub.L. 96-174, Dec. 29, 1979, 93 Stat. 1288.)
S. PRT. 98–137
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978
96–19, 96–28, 97-409, AND 98-150
SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT OF
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
UNITED STATES SENATE
Printed for the use of the Committee on Governmental aitairs
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR., Delaware, Chairman CHARLES H. PERCY, Illinois
THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri TED STEVENS, Alaska
LAWTON CHILES, Florida CHARLES MCC. JATHIAS, JR., Maryland SAM NUNN, Georgia WILLIAN S. COHEX, Malne
JOHN GLENN, Obio DAVID DURENBERGER, Minnesota
JIM SASSER, Tennessee WARREX B. RUDMAN, New Hampshire CARL LEVIN, Michigan JOHN C. DANFORTH, Missouri
JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico
JOAN M. MCENTEE, Staf Director and Chief Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGOT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT
WILLIAM S. COHEN, Maine, Chairman WARREX B. RUDMAX, New Hampshire CARL LEVIN, Micbigan JOHN C. DAXFORTH, Missouri
JEFF BINGANAN, New Mexico
MARI BERRI GERWIN, Counsel