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E. Web Resources on
Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Listed below are some Internet resources relating to professional responsibility of federal government attorneys and ethical obligations of federal employees, including some requirements pertaining solely to attorneys.

Title Description and Web Address
Civil Justice Reform, Executive Order 12988 Text and history of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, 61 Fed. Reg. 4729 (1996), on the National Archives’ Web page for Executive Orders. http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/executive_orders/1996.html
Civil Justice Reform, Interim Guidance Interim Justice Department guidance on Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, 62 Fed. Reg. 39250 (1997), on Web site of Government Printing Office (GPO) (to retrieve, click on “1997 Federal Register, Vol. 62," then enter page 39250). http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html
Hatch Act for Federal Employees Discussion of restrictions on political activity by federal government employees under the Hatch Act, on the Web site of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. http://www.osc.gov/hatchact.htm
Principles of Ethical Conduct for Government Officers and Employees, Executive Orders 12674 and 12731 Principles of Ethical Conduct for Government Officers and Employees, Executive Order 12674 (1989), as amended by Executive Order 12731 (1990), on Web site of U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE).  http://www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/exec_orders.aspx
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, at 5 C.F.R. Part 2635 - rules on gifts, conflicting financial interests, seeking other employment, and other issues. On OGE’s Web site. http://www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/regulations/5cfr2635.aspx
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, 5 C.F.R. Part 7201 EEOC regulations, Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 5 C.F.R. Part 7201, on GPO’s Web site. http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/5cfr7201_02.html
Stnd Form 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report Text of Stnd Form 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report, on OGE’s Web site in several formats (including electronically fillable). http://www.usoge.gov/forms/sf278.aspx
Stnd Form 326, Semiannual Report of Payments Accepted from a Non-Federal Source, and 326a, Continuation Sheet Text of Stnd Form 326 and 326a, Semiannual Report of Payments Accepted from a Non-Federal Source, in General Services Administration’s forms library.
Stnd Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Link to text of Stnd Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, on OGE’s Web site in several formats (including electronically fillable). http://www.usoge.gov/forms/form_450.aspx