Committee Approves Government Contractor Ethics Recommendation: What’s Next?

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    kathy kyle

    On April 18, 2011, the Committee on Administration and Management passed a draft recommendation regarding Government Contractor ethics.

    The Committee held its fourth public meeting on the Government Contractor Ethics Project today at the Administrative Conference’s Washington, DC office. This report considers the expansion of the ethics standards applicable to government contractors and their employees. The draft recommendation is available here. The final proposed recommendation, with the approved amendments, will be available on the project’s webpage very soon.

    The Committee and ACUS staff have conducted extensive research with stakeholders, experts and agencies to determine what ethics standards will protect the public interest without imposing excessive compliance costs on contractors. The Committee has identified contractor employee personal conflicts of interest (PCI) and misuse of information as two areas potentially calling for greater oversight.

    Next steps include Council review of the draft recommendation, then full consideration of the proposed recommendation by the Assembly at the 54th Plenary Session, set for June 16-17, 2011.

    Contact Kathy at [email protected] or 202.480.2091 with any questions.

  • #128484

    kathy kyle

    Check out the GovExec Article by Joe Marks about the ACUS Recommendation…

  • #128482

    Steve Ressler

    Timely check-in on important issue.

    I thought this was interesting:

    Whereas government employees must comply with extensive rules covering things like personal conflicts of interest, receiving gifts, and post-employment restrictions, contractor employees are generally not subject to such specific regulations (though contractors performing contracts exceeding $5 million must have an internal ethics code).

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    kathy kyle

    thanks steve…the committee did great work. they unanimously approved the rec with a series of amendments. once the chair, john cooney, approves those amendments, the rec will go to our 10-member council and then to the full assembly for a vote at the plenary on june 16-17.

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