Any employee who is engaged or is planning
to engage in outside employment, business, professional, or other such activities has
a positive obligation to inform himself fully concerning the requirements of this subpart
and any laws, orders, regulations, or standards applicable to such activities. An
employee shall request clearance from the Chairman as to whether such planned or current
activities are prohibited:
When such activities raise a substantial question
of conflict with this subpart or any applicable laws, orders, regulations or standards;
When applicable laws, orders, regulations, or standards
require clearance of such activities; or
When the employee is specifically so required by the
individual responsible for clearance in order to avoid possible conflict with applicable laws, orders,
regulations, or standards. The clearance request shall be in writing and shall include, at a minimum,
the identity of the employee, a statement of the nature of the employment or activity, and the amount
of time to be devoted to the employment or activity. The Chairman may require the employee to furnish
such other information as may be appropriate in considering the clearance request. He may grant clearance
only when he believes such activities would be consistent with applicable laws, orders, regulations,
and standards. If clearance is not granted, the employee shall not commence or continue the outside
employment or activity.
The Chairman may exempt specific activities from these reporting
requirements when he decides such activities cannot result in any substantial conflict of interest.
The requirements set forth in this subpart are separate from and in
addition to any provision under subpart E of this part requiring an employee to submit a statement of employment
and financial interests or any other requirements of that subpart.