Post-Employment Restrictions

Even after leaving government service, former federal employees are subject to certain ethics restrictions. Most of these "post-employment" restrictions can be found in a criminal conflict of interest statute, 18 U.S.C. 207. Regulations issued by the Office of Government Ethics supplement the statutory provisions. See 5 C.F.R part 2641.  In addition, former Commission employees must seek clearance under Commission Rule 4.1 before participating in many Commission matters. If you need more information contact: Cheryl Embree at or 202-326-3077.