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. § 2637. 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: Alice Bartek-Santiago at or 202-326-2191.