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CHAPTER XVI—SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM

Part 1600 Maintenance of high ethical and moral standards of conduct by officers and

employees of the Selective Service System 1602 Definitions. 1603 Selective Service personnel in general. 1604 Selective Service officers. 1605 Compensated civilian employees. 1606 General administration. 1607 Finance administration. 1608 Payment for personal services. 1609 Expenditures other than for personal services. 1610 Property accountability. 1611 Duty and responsibility to register. 1612 Registration duties. 1613 Registration procedures. 1617 Registration certificate. 1619 Cancellation of registration. 1621 Preparation for classification. 1622 Classification rules and principles. 1623 Classification procedure. 1624 Appearance before local board. 1625 Reopening and considering anew registrant's classification. 1626 Appeal to appeal board. 1627 Appeal to the President. 1628 Physical examination. 1630 Volunteers. 1631 Quotas and calls. 1632 Delivery and induction. 1641 Notice. 1642 Delinquents. 1643 Parole. 1655 Registration of United States citizens outside of the United States and classification of such registrants.

counselors shall 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. 1600.735–6 Reviewing statements and

reporting conflicts of interest. All statements of employment and financial interests submitted under $ 1600.735–62 shall be forwarded to the Director of Selective Service through the counselor. The employee or special Government employee shall be given an opportunity to explain any conflict of interest or any appearance of conflict. § 1600.735–7 Disciplinary and other

remedial action. (a) In addition to any penalty prescribed by law appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken or initiated by the superiors of employees and special Government employees who violate laws, rules, or regulations on conduct or fail to observe the standards of conduct prescribed in this part.

(b) When, after consideration of the explanation of the employee or special Government employee provided by § 1600.735–6, the Director of Selective Service decides that remedial action is required, he shall take immediate action to end the conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest. Remedial action may include, but is not limited to:

(1) Changes in assigned duties;

(2) Divestment by the employee or special Government employee of his conflicting interest;

(3) Disciplinary action; or

(4) Disqualification for a particular assignment. Remedial action, whether disciplinary otherwise, shall be effected in accordance with any applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations. Subpart B-Ethical and Other Conduct

and Responsibilities of Employees $ 1600.735-20 Proscribed actions.

An employee shall avoid any action, whether or not specifically prohibited by this subpart, which might result in, or create the appearance of:

(a) Using public office for private gain;

(b) Giving preferential treatment to any person;

(c) Impeding Government efficiency or economy;

(d) Losing complete independence or impartiality;

(e) Making a Government decision outside official channels; or

(f) Affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the Government. $ 1600.735–21 Gifts, entertainment, and

favors. (a) Employees of the Selective Seryice System shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, anything of economic value as a gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, or loan which is, or may appear to be, designed to in any manner influence official conduct particularly from a person who:

(1) Is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relations with the Selective Service System; or

(2) Has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of this duty. No gift shall be accepted whenever the employee has any reason to believe that it would not have been made except for his official position or that the donor's private interests are likely to be affected by his actions or actions of the Selective Service System.

(b) Appropriate exceptions to paragraph (a) of this section include those that:

(1) Govern obvious family or personal relationships (such as those between the parents, children, or spouse of the employee and the employee) when the circumstances make it clear that it is those relationships rather than the business of the persons concerned which are the motivating factors;

(2) Permit acceptance of food and refreshments of nominal value on infrequent occasions in the ordinary course of a luncheon or dinner meeting or other meeting or on an inspection tour where

employee may properly be in attendance;

(3) Permit acceptance of loans from banks or other financial institutions on customary terms to finance proper and usual activities of employees, such as home mortgage loans; and

(4) Permit acceptance of unsolicited advertising

or

promotional material, such as pens, pencils, note pads, calen

or

an

dars, and other items of nominal intrinsic value.

(c) An employee shall not solicit a contribution from another employee for a gift to an official superior, make a donation as a gift to an official superior, or accept a gift from an employee receiving less pay than himself (5 U.S.C. 7351). However, this paragraph does not prohibit a voluntary gift of nominal value or donation in a nominal amount made on a special occasion such as marriage, illness, or retirement.

(d) An employee shall not accept a gift, present, decoration, or other thing from a foreign government unless authorized by Congress as provided by the Constitution and in 5 U.S.C. 7342.

(e) Neither this section nor , 1600.73522 precludes an employee from receipt of bona fide reimbursement, unless prohibited by law, for expenses of travel and such other necessary subsistence as is compatible with this part for which no Government payment or reimbursement is made. However, this paragraph does not allow an employee to be reimbursed, or payment to be made on his behalf, for excessive personal living expenses, gifts, entertainment, or other personal benefits, nor does it allow an employee to be reimbursed by a person for travel on official business under agency orders when reimbursement is proscribed by Decision B-128527 of the Comptroller General dated March 7, 1967. $ 1600.735–22 Outside employment and

other activity. (a) An employee shall not engage in outside employment or other outside activity not compatible with the full and proper discharge of the duties and responsibilities of his Government employment. Incompatible activities include but are not limited to:

(1) Acceptance of a fee, compensation, gift, payment of expense, or any other thing of monetary value in circumstances in which acceptance may result in, or create the appearance of, confiicts of interest; or

(2) Outside employment which tends to impair his mental or physical capacity to perform his Government duties and responsibilities in an acceptable manner.

(b) An employee shall not receive any salary or anything of monetary value from a private source as compensation for his services to the Government.

(c) Employees are encouraged to engage in teaching, lecturing, and writing that is not prohibited by law or this part. However, an employee shall not, either for or without compensation, engage in teaching, lecturing, or writing, including teaching, lecturing, or writing for the purpose of the special preparation of a person or class of persons for an examination of the Civil Service Commission or Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service, 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 Director of Selective Service gives written authorization for the use of nonpublic information on the basis that the use is in the public interest. [32 F.R. 14947, Oct. 28, 1967, as amended by Amdt. 113, 34 F.R. 5293, Mar. 15, 1969) $ 1600.735-23 Financial interests.

(a) An employee shall not:

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

(2) Engage in, directly or indirectly, a 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 or the provisions of this part. & 1600.735-24 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. § 1600.735-25 Misuse of information.

Employees shall not disclose official information without either appropriate general or specific authority under regulations of the Selective Service System, PART 1600—MAINTENANCE OF HIGH

Part
1660 Civilian work in lieu of induction.
1670 Records administration in Federal record depots.
1690 Determination of availability of members of the Standby Reserve of the

Armed Forces for order to active duty.
Index.

Cross REFERENCE: Regulations governing standards for discharge under the Selective Service

Act of 1948: See Part 44 of this title.

ETHICAL AND MORAL STANDARDS
OF CONDUCT BY OFFICERS AND
EMPLOYEES OF THE SELECTIVE
SERVICE SYSTEM

Subpart A-General Provisions Sec. 1600.735-1 Conduct requirements in gen

eral. 1600.735-2 Definitions. 1600.735–3 Applicability to members of the

uniformed services. 1600.735–4 Informing employees of stand

ards of conduct. 1600.735–5 Counseling service. 1600.735–6 Reviewing statements and re

porting conflicts of interest. 1600.735–7 Disciplinary and other remedial

action.
Subpart B-Ethical and Other Conduct and

Responsibilities of Employees 1600.735-20 Proscribed actions. 1600.735-21 Gifts, entertainment, and fa

vors. 1600.735-22 Outside employment and other

activity. 1600.735-23 Financial interests. 1600.735-24 Use of Government property. 1600.735-25 Misuse of information. 1600.735–26 Indebtedness. 1600.735–27 Gambling, betting, and lot

teries. 1600.735–28 General conduct prejudicial to

the Government. 1600.735-29 Miscellaneous statutory pro

visions. Subpart C--Ethical and Other Conduct and Re

sponsibilities of Special Government Employees 1600.735

41 Applicable regulations. 1600.735-42 Use of Government employ

ment. 1600.735-43 Use of inside information. 1600.735-44 Coercion. 1600.735 45 Gifts, entertainment, and fa

vors. 1600.735–46 Miscellaneous statutory pro

visions. Subpart D-Regulations Governing Statements of

Employment and Financial Interests 1600.735-61 Form and content of state

ments. 1600.735–62 Employees required to submit statements.

Sec. 1600.735–62a Employee's complaint on filing

requirement. 1600.735–63 Employees not required to sub

mit statements. 1600.735–64 Time and place for submission

of employees' statements. 1600.735–65 Supplementary statements. 1600.735–66 Interests of employees' rela

tives. 1600.735–67 Information not known by em

ployees. 1600.735-68 Information prohibited. 1600.735–69 Confidentiality of employees'

statements. 1600.735–70 Effect of employees' statements

on other requirements. 1600.735–71 Specific provisions for special

Government employees. Appendix A—Bribery, Graft, and Conflict of

Interest Laws. Appendix B-Other Laws Concerning the

Conduct of Employees. Appendix C-House Concurrent Resolution

175, 85th Congress, 2d Ses

sion. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1600 issued under E.O. 11222 of May 8, 1965, 30 F.R. 6469, 3 CFR, 1965 Supp.; 5 CFR 735.104.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1600 appear at 32 F.R. 14947, Oct. 28, 1967, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-General Provisions $ 1600.735–1 Conduct requirements in

general. (a) The maintenance of unusually high standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality, and conduct by Government employees and special Government employees is essential to assure the proper performance of the Government business and the maintenance of confidence by citizens in their Government.

(b) Employees of the Selective Service System shall conduct themselves in such a manner that the work of the System is effectively accomplished; shall be courteous, considerate, and prompt in dealing with or serving the public; and shall conduct themselves in both their official and personal lives in a manner that will not bring discredit or embar

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