In Case You Were Wondering: The Office of Government Ethics and Use of Government Position and Resources
An executive branch employee's position, title, or authority may offer the opportunity to further the employee's own private interests or the interests of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity. An employee may have access to nonpublic Government information that could benefit those interests, and will have access to Government property. The public may lose confidence in the integrity of Government if it perceives that an employee is using public office to serve a private interest, and it expects that Government information, property, and time (including the time of a subordinate) will be used to serve the public’s interests. Accordingly:
- An employee is required to act impartially.
- An employee may not make improper use of Government position, title, or authority.
- An employee may not use Government property, nonpublic information, or time (including the time of a subordinate) for other than authorized purposes.
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