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Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees
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Order No. 589
The Commission, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), issued, in this rulemaking, regulations for employees of the Commission, including members of the Commission, which supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch issued by OGE. The supplemental regulations establish prohibitions on holding securities of certain companies substantially affected by Commission regulation and require Commission employees to seek approval from the Designated Agency Ethics Officer of the Commission (DAEO) prior to engaging in certain outside activities. The supplemental regulations also require employees to document recusals in writing. The Commission also repealed its existing standards of conduct and inserted in their place a cross-reference to other ethics regulations, and a provision establishing standards of cooperation with the Inspector General.

Order No. 589 TXT