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e-CFR data is current as of December 11, 2019

Title 39Chapter III → Part 3000


Title 39: Postal Service


PART 3000—STANDARDS OF CONDUCT


Contents

Subpart A—General Provisions

§3000.5   Post-employment restrictions.
§3000.10   Additional required notification of disqualification when seeking employment.
§3000.15   Additional limitation on acceptance of anything of value.
§3000.20   [Reserved]

Subpart B—Ex Parte Communications

§3000.50   Ex parte communications prohibited.
§3000.55   [Reserved]
Appendix A to Part 3000—Code of Ethics For Government Service

Authority: 39 U.S.C. 503, 504, 3603; E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR,1989 Comp., p. 215, as modified by E.O. 12731, 56 FR 42547, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 396; 5 CFR parts 2634 and 2635.

Source: 36 FR 5412, Mar. 23, 1971, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A—General Provisions

Source: 82 FR 50321, Oct. 31, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

§3000.5   Post-employment restrictions.

All former employees of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) are subject to the following restrictions on appearance and practice before the Commission on behalf of any participant, including the United States Postal Service (Postal Service):

(a) No former employee of the Commission may practice or act as an attorney, expert witness, or representative in connection with any proceeding or matter before the Commission that the former employee has handled, advised, or participated in the consideration of while in the service of the Commission.

(b) No former employee of the Commission may within 1 year after his or her employment has ceased, practice before or act as an attorney, expert witness, or representative in connection with any proceeding or matter before the Commission that was under the official responsibility of such individual, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 202(b), while in the service of the Commission.

§3000.10   Additional required notification of disqualification when seeking employment.

(a) Notwithstanding 5 CFR 2635.603(a), an employee that seeks employment with the Postal Service must provide written notice of disqualification to the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) consistent with 5 CFR 5601.103(a). The DAEO will inform the employee and the employee's supervisor in writing of each matter from which the employee is disqualified from participating.

(b) An employee may withdraw written notice under paragraph (a) of this section consistent with 5 CFR 5601.103(b).

§3000.15   Additional limitation on acceptance of anything of value.

Regardless of 5 CFR 2635.203(b)(7), a Commission employee may not accept a gift from the Postal Service, unless another exception or exclusion to 5 CFR 2635.203 applies or a waiver is granted by the DAEO.

§3000.20   [Reserved]

Subpart B—Ex Parte Communications

Source: 81 FR 42540, June 30, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

§3000.50   Ex parte communications prohibited.

(a) The Commission maintains a written employee policy regarding ex parte communications applicable to all interactions, oral or in writing (including electronic), between Commission decision-making personnel, and the United States Postal Service or public stakeholders in matters before the Commission. It is the responsibility of all Commission personnel to comply with this policy, including the responsibility to inform persons not employed by the Commission of this policy when required. The policy is available for review on the Commission's Web site at www.prc.gov.

(b) Additional ex parte communications requirements, applicable to specific docket types, are described in part 3008 of this chapter.

§3000.55   [Reserved]

Appendix A to Part 3000—Code of Ethics For Government Service

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including office-holders:

code of ethics for government service

Any person in Government service should:

1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department.

2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.

3. Give a full day's labor for a full day's pay; giving to the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best thought.

4. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways of getting tasks accomplished.

5. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not; and never accept, for himself or his family, favors or benefits under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his governmental duties.

6. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office, since a Government employee has no private word which can be binding on public duty.

7. Engage in no business with the Government, either directly or indirectly, which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of his governmental duties.

8. Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit.

9. Expose corruption wherever discovered.

10. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is a public trust.

Passed July 11, 1958.

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