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Post-Government Employment

The NPS school is required under the Joint Ethics Regulations to inform you of the restrictions placed upon post-government employment. A brief summary of the rules is provided below.

Seeking and Engaging in Non-federal Employment While You are Still in the Government

You may not do government work that affects someone with whom you are seeking employment.

If you engage in nonfederal employment while you are on terminal leave or otherwise still in government service, you may not represent anybody outside the government to the government, with or without compensation, and may not share in compensation for any services performed by anyone to represent someone outside the government to the government.

Procurement Integrity

If you did any of the following, you may not accept compensation from the concerned contractor for one year:

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1. For a contract of more than $10 million, you served as procuring contracting officer, source selection authority, member of a source selection evaluation board, chief of a financial or technical evaluation team, program manager, deputy program manager, or administrative contracting officer.
2. You personally made a decision to do any of the following:
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award a contract, subcontract, or modification of a contract or subcontract, or a task or delivery order, of more than $10 million.
establish overhead or other rates of more than $10 million.
approve issuance of a contract payment of more than $10 million.
pay or settle a claim of more than $10 million.

Restrictions other than Procurement Integrity Civilian Employees with Annual Rate of Basic Pay at or above $136,757 (in 2004), & Flag Officers:

For one year after leaving your senior position, you may not represent anybody outside the government to employees of your former agency with the intent to influence them in connection with an official action. For one year after leaving your senior position, you may not aid, advise, or represent a foreign government or foreign political party with the intent to influence the U.S. Government.

Restrictions other than Procurement Integrity All Officers and Employees

At any time after you leave Federal service, you may not represent anyone outside the government to the government on any particular matter involving specific parties that you worked on as a Federal officer or employee. For two years after leaving Federal service, you may not represent anyone outside the government to the government on any particular matter involving specific parties that you did not work on, but that was under your official responsibility during your last year of Federal service.

At any time after you leave Federal service, you may not share in compensation for any services performed by anyone to represent someone outside the government to the government, if the representation occurred when you were in the government. (This affects former Federal officers and employees who work for law firms, lobbying firms, public relations firms, and other entities that have income from representing third parties to the government.) At any time after you leave Federal service, you may use and disclose nonpublic government information only as authorized.

Restrictions other than Procurement Integrity Reservists and Retired Members of the Armed Forces

You must obtain approval from your Military Department and the Department of State before you accept any benefit from a foreign government. This may include a benefit that you accept from an educational or commercial entity that is substantially owned or controlled by a foreign government. It may also include a benefit that you accept as an employee of a U.S. company that is a contractor, or even a subcontractor, to a foreign government.

Restrictions other than Procurement Integrity Officers and Employees who file Public Financial Disclosure Reports (SF 278)

You must file a final report not later than 30 days after you leave federal service.

If you would like additional information about this topic, please read the Navy Handbook on post-government employment (DOC).

Consult an NPS ethics counselor (either Ms. Kath Ashton (831-656-3356) or CDR Tracy Clark at (831) 656-3610) should any of the above described restrictions apply to your specific situation when you separate from the government.