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may be affixed to articles meeting the & 310.2 Certificates of genuineness, au

conditions specified in 310.6 by persons thority to affix.

duly authorized by the Indian Arts and Government marks of genuineness for

Crafts Board to affix such marks. Alaskan Indian hand-made products 8 310.6 Conditions. may be affixed to articles meeting the conditions specified in § 310.3 by persons

No article may carry the Government duly authorized by the Indian Arts and mark of genuineness for Alaskan Eskimo Crafts Board to afix such marks.

hand-made products unless all of the § 310.3 Conditions.

following conditions are met:

(a) The article is hand-made by an No article may carry the Government Alaskan Eskimo. mark of genuineness for Alaskan In

(b) The article is hand-made under dian hand-made products unless all of conditions not resembling a workshop or the following conditions are met:

factory system. (a) The article is hand-made by an

(c) All raw materials used in the makAlaskan Indian.

ing of the articles are of native origin (b) The article is hand-made under

except: conditions not resembling a workshop or (1) Commercial fasteners. factory system.

(2) Calfskin trimmings for decorative (c) All raw materials used in carving, borders on parkas and mukluks. basketry and mat making, and all furs (3) Tops for mukluks made of comand hides used in the manufacture of mercial fabric. hand-made artifacts, must be of native (4) Commercially made draw - cords origin.

for mukluks. § 310.4 Application of mark.

(5) Commercial fabrics for parka

linings. All marks shall be applied to the article

(6) Sewing thread and glass beads. with a rubber stamp to be furnished by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Each

$ 310.7 Application of mark. stamp shall bear a distinctive letter and may be used only by the person to whom All marks shall be applied to the article it has been issued. With the addition of with a rubber stamp to be furnished by the distinctive letter, each stamp shall

the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Each read:

stamp shall bear a distinctive letter and

may be used only by the person to whom HAND-MADE

it has been issued. With the addition of ALASKAN INDIAN

the distinctive letter, each stamp shall U s

read: INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS BOARD

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HAND-MADE or, in the case of articles too small to

ALASKAN ESKIMO carry this stamp:

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INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS BOARD
US I D

ID
ALASKAN INDIAN

or, in the case of articles too small to On baskets and fabrics which offer no

carry this stamp: surface for the application of such a rubber stamp, the stamp shall be placed on a paper tag attached to the article by a

US ID wire caught in a lead seal disc that shall

ALASKAN ESKIMO be impressed and made fast with a hand

On baskets and fabrics which offer no seal press furnished by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.

surface for the application of such a

rubber stamp, the stamp shall be placed ALASKAN ESKIMO

on a paper tag attached to the article by $ 310.5 Certificates of genuineness, au- a wire caught in a lead seal disc that thority to affix.

shall be impressed and made fast with a Government marks of genuineness for hand seal press furnished by the Indian Alaskan Eskimo hand-made products Arts and Crafts Board.

CHAPTER 111—INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION

Part 500 503

Standards of conduct.
General rules of procedure.

PART 500-STANDARDS OF

Sec.

500.735-125 Statements of outside employCONDUCT

ment and financial interest; Sec.

review. 500.735–101 Purpose. 500.735–102 Definitions.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 500 500.735–103 Proscribed actions.

issued under E.O. 11222 of May 8, 1965 (30 500.7 -104 Gifts, entertainment, and fa

F.R. 6469), and Part 735 of Title 5, Code of

Federal Regulations. vors. 500.735–105 Outside employment; off-job SOURCE: The provisions of this part 500 activity.

appear at 32 F.R. 20855, Dec. 28, 1967, unless 500.735-106 Financial interests.

otherwise noted. 500.735–107 Use of government property.

$ 500.735–101 Purpose. 500.735-108 Misuse of information. 500.735-109 Indebtedness.

The maintenance of unusually high 500.735–110 Gambling, betting, and lot- standards of honesty, integrity, imparteries.

tiality, and conduct by Government em500.735–111 Prejudicial conduct.

ployees and special Government employ500.735–112 Counseling and interpretations. ees is essential to assure the proper 500.735–113 Miscellaneous statutory provi- performance of the Government business sions.

and the maintenance of confidence by 500.735–114 Disciplinary action.

citizens in their Government. The avoid500.735–115 Conduct of special government employees.

ance of misconduct and conflicts of 500.735–116 Statements of outside employ- interest on the part of Government em

ment and financial interests; ployees and special Government employformat.

ees through informed judgment is 500.735–117 Same; employees included.

indispensable to the maintenance of 500.735-118 Same; contested inclusion.

these standards. To accord with these 500.735–119 Same; original and supplementary statements; when re

concepts, this part sets forth the Comquired.

mission's regulations covering its em500.735–120 Same; relatives' interests and ployees and special Government employinformation known to others.

ees, prescribing standards of conduct 500.735–121 Same; information prohibited.

and responsibilities, and governing 500.735–122 Same; confidentiality of state

statements reporting employment and ments. 500.735–123 Same; effect on other require

financial interests. ments.

$ 500.735–102 Definitions. 500.735-124 Statements of outside employment and financial interests;

(a) “Commission” means the Indian special government employees. Claims Commission.

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(b) "Employee" means any Commis- ties of employees, such as home mortgage sioner of the Indian Claims Commission, loans; and including the Chairman, and any indi- (4) Acceptance of unsolicited advervidual employed by the Commission tising or promotional material, such as other than a Special Government Em- pens, pencils, note pads, calendars, and ployee.

other items of nominal intrinsic value. (c) “Executive Order" means Execu- (c) An employee shall not solicit a tive Order No. 11222 of May 8, 1965. contribution from another employee for

(d) “Special Government Employee" a gift to an official superior, make a has the meaning given that term by donation to an official superior, or accept section 202 of Title 18, United States a gift from an employee receiving less Code.

pay than himself (5 U.S.C. 7351). How$ 500.735–103 Proscribed actions.

ever, this paragraph does not prohibit a

voluntary gift of nominal value or donaAn employee shall avoid any action, tion in a nominal amount made on a whether or not specifically prohibited by special occasion such as marriage, illness, this part, which might result in, or create or retirement. the appearance of:

(d) An employee shall not accept a (a) Using public office for private gift, present, decoration, or other thing gain;

from a foreign government unless au(b) Giving preferential treatment to

thorized by Congress as provided by the any person;

Constitution and in 5 U.S.C. 7342. (c) Impeding Government eficiency

(e) Neither this section nor $ 500.735or economy;

105 precludes an employee from receipt (d) Losing complete independence or of bona fide reimbursement, unless proimpartiality;

hibited by law, for expenses of travel and (e) Making a Government decision

such other necessary subsistence as is outside official channels; or

compatible with this part for which no (f) Affecting adversely the confi

Government payment or reimbursement dence of the public in the integrity of is made. However, this paragraph does the Government.

not allow an employee to be reimbursed, $ 500.735–104 Gifts, entertainment, and

or payment to be made on his behalf, for favors.

excessive personal living expenses, gifts,

entertainment, or other personal bene(a) Except as provided in paragraphs

fits, nor does it allow an employee to be (b) and (e) of this section, an employee

reimbursed by a person for travel on shall not solicit or accept, directly or

official business under Commission orders indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, en

when reimbursement is proscribed by tertainment, loan, or any other thing of

Decision B-128527 of the Comptroller monetary value, from a person who:

General dated March 7, 1967. (1) Has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual or other business or financial

$ 500.735–105 Outside employment; relations with the Commission;

off-job activity. (2) Conducts operations or activities (a) An employee shall not engage in over which the Commission exercised or outside employment or other outside may exercise jurisdiction; or

activity not compatible with the full and (3) Has interests that may be sub- proper discharge of the duties and restantially affected by action or inaction sponsibilities of his Government emof the Commission or any employee ployment. Incompatible activities include thereof.

but are not limited to: (b) Excepted from the proscriptions (1) Acceptance of a fee, compensacontained in $ 500.735–104(a) are:

tion, gift, payment of expense, or any (1) Gifts motivated by obvious family other thing of monetary value in ciror personal relationships;

cumstances in which acceptance may (2) Food and refreshments of nominal result in, or create the appearance of, value on infrequent occasions in the

conflicts of interest; or ordinary course of a luncheon, dinner (2) Outside employment which tends meeting, or other meeting, where an em- to impair his mental or physical capacity ployee may properly be in attendance; to perform his Government duties and

(3) Acceptance of loans from banks or responsibilities in an acceptable manner. other financial institutions on prevailing (b) An employee shall not receive any terms to finance proper and usual activi- salary or anything of monetary value

from a private source as compensation for his services to the Government (18 U.S.C. 209).

(c) Employees are encouraged to engage in teaching, lecturing, and writing that is not prohibited by law, the Executive Order, or this part. However, an employee shall not, either for or without compensation, engage in teaching, lecturing, or writing that is dependent on information obtained as a result of his Government employment, except when that information has been made available to the general public or will be made available on request, or when the Commission gives written authorization for use of nonpublic information on the basis that the use is in the public interest. In addition, an employee who is a Presidential appointee covered by section 401(a) of the Executive order shall not receive compensation or anything of monetary value for any consultation, lecture, discussion, writing, or appearance the subject matter of which is devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of his Commission, or which draws substantially on official data or ideas which have not become part of the body of public information.

(d) An employee shall not engage in outside employment under a State or local government, except in accordance with Part 734 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.

(e) This section does not preclude an employee from:

(1) Participation in the activities of national or State political parties not proscribed by law;

(2) Participation in the affairs of or acceptance of an award for a meritorious public contribution or achievement given by a charitable, religious, professional, social, fraternal, nonprofit educational and recreational public service, or civic organization; or

(3) Outside employment permitted under this part. $ 500.735–106 Financial interests.

(a) An employee shall not:

(1) Have a direct or indirect financial interest that conflicts substantially, or appears to conflict substantially, with his Government duties and responsibilities; or

(2) Engage in, directly or indirectly, financial transaction as a result of, or primarily relying on, information obtained through his Government employment.

(b) This section does not preclude an employee from having a financial interest or engaging in financial transactions to the same extent as a private citizen not employed by the Government so long as it is not prohibited by law, the Executive order, or this part. $ 500.735–107 Use of government prop

erty. An employee shall not directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, Government property of any kind, including property leased to the Government, for other than officially approved activities. An employee has a positive duty to protect and conserve Government property, including equipment, supplies, and other property entrusted or issued to him. $ 500.735–108 Misuse of information.

For the purpose of furthering a private interest, an employee shall not, except as provided in $ 500.735–105(c), directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, official information obtained through or in connection with his Government employment which has not been made available to the general public. § 500.735–109 Indebtedness.

An employee shall pay each just financial obligation in a proper and timely manner, especially one imposed by law such as Federal, State, or local taxes. For the purpose of this section, a "just financial obligation" means one acknowledged by the employee or reduced to judgment by a court, and “in a proper and timely manner" means in a manner which the Commission determines does not, under the circumstances, reflect adversely on the Government as his employer. In the event of dispute between an employee and an alleged creditor, this section does not require the Commission to determine the validity or amount of the disputed debt. $ 500.735–110 Gambling, betting, and

lotteries. An employee shall not participate, while on Government-owned or leased property or while on duty for the Government, in any gambling activity including the operation of a gambling device, in conducting a lottery or pool, in a game for money or property, or in selling or purchasing a numbers slip or ticket. However, this section does not preclude activities under section 3 of Executive Order No. 10927 of March 18, 1961, and similar Commission-approved activities.

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$ 500.735–111 Prejudicial conduct.

An employee shall not engage in criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct, or other conduct prejudicial to the Government. $ 500.735–112 Counseling and interpre

tations. (a) The Chairman of the Commission shall, from time to time, designate an employee in whom he has complete personal confidence to be the counselor for the Commission and to serve as the Commission's designee to the Civil Service Commission on matters covered by this Part 500. The counselor shall be responsible for coordination of the Commission's counseling services provided under paragraph (b) of this section an for assuring that counseling and interpretations on questions of conflicts of interest and other matters covered by this Part 500 are available to deputy counselors designated under paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) The Chairman of the Commission shall also designate one or more deputy counselors, as required, for the Commission's employees and Special Government Employees. Deputy counselors designated under this section shall be qualified and in a position to give authoritative advice and guidance to each employee and Special Government Employee who seeks advice and guidance on questions of conflicts of interest and on other matters covered by this Part 500.

(c) Notification to existing employees and Special Government Employees of the Commission of the availability of such counseling services, including how and where available, shall be made by delivery of glossed copies of this part 500 to each employee or Special Government Employee within 90 days after approval of this Part 500. Notification to employees and Special Government Employees who enter on duty after 90 days after approval of this part 500 shall be made by delivery of glossed copies of this Part 500 when such employee or Special Government Employee reports for his first work day. $ 500.735–113 Miscellaneous statutory

provisions. Each employee shall acquaint himself with each statute or portion thereof that relates to his ethical and other conduct as an employee of the Commission and of the Government. The attention of all

employees is directed to the following statutory provisions:

(a) House Concurrent Resolution 175, 85th Congress, 2d Session, 72 Stat. B12, the “Code of Ethics for Government Service".

(b) Chapter 11 of Title 18, United States Code, relating to bribery, graft, and conflicts of interest, as appropriate to employees of the Commission.

(c) The prohibition against lobbying with appropriated funds (18 U.S.C. 1913).

(d) The prohibitions against disloyalty and striking (5 U.S.C. 7311; 18 U.S.C. 1918).

(e) The prohibition against the employment of a member of a Communist organization (50 U.S.C. 784).

(f) The prohibitions against (1) the disclosure of classified information (18 U.S.C. 798; 50 U.S.C. 783) and (2) the disclosure of confidential information (18 U.S.C. 1905).

(g) The provision relating to the habitual use of intoxicants to excess (5 U.S.C. 7352).

(h) The prohibition against the misuse of a Government vehicle (31 U.S.C. 638a(c)).

(i) The prohibition against the misuse of the franking privilege (18 U.S.C. 1719).

(j) The prohibition against the use of deceit in an examination or personnel action in connection with Government employment (18 U.S.C. 1917).

(k) The prohibition against fraud or false statements in a Government matter (18 U.S.C. 1001).

(1) The prohibition against mutilating or destroying a public record (18 U.S.C. 2071).

(m) The prohibition against counterfeiting and forging transportation requests (18 U.S.C. 508).

(n) The prohibitions against (1) embezzlement of Government money or property (18 U.S.C. 641), (2) failing to account for public money (18 U.S.C. 643), and (3) embezzlement of the money or property of another person in the possession of an employee by reason of his employment (18 U.S.C. 654).

(0) The prohibition against unauthorized use of documents relating to claims from or by the Government (18 U.S.C. 285).

(p) The prohibitions against political activities in subchapter III of Chapter 73 of Title 5, United States Code, and in 18 U.S.C. 602, 603, 607, and 608.

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