This part is designed to implement
provisions of Executive Order 11222, 3 CFR (Rev. 1974), May 8, 1965, "Prescribing
Standards of Ethical Conduct For Government Officials and Employees," and 5 CFR
735.104 et seq. It prescribes standards of conduct for employees of
the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (herein after OSHRC or the
Commission) relating to conflicts of interest arising out of outside employment,
private business and professional activities, and financial interests. It sets
forth requirements for the disclosure of such interests by OSHRC employees. In
addition, it states basic principles regarding employees' conduct on the job and
the ethics of their relationship to OSHRC as their employer. This part applies to
all regular and special Government employees except to the extent otherwise indicated
herein. For the purpose of this part:
Regular employee means an
employee of OSHRC, but does not include a special Government employee.
Special Government employee
means an employee of OSHRC who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform,
with or without compensation, for not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive
days, temporary duties either on a fulltime or intermittent basis.
Employee means a regular and a
special Government employee.
The term office, except where otherwise
indicated, means an office which is not a part of a larger administrative subdivision of the
This part, among other things, reflects prohibitions and
requirements imposed by the criminal and civil laws of the United States. However, the paraphrased
restatements of criminal and civil statutes in no way constitute an interpretation of construction
thereof that is binding upon the Federal Government. Moreover, this part does not purport to paraphrase
or enumerate all restrictions upon or requirements of Federal employees. The omission of a reference to
any such restriction or requirement in no way alters the legal effect of that restriction or requirement.