D. Reporting Periods
New entrant reports: The reporting period is the preceding
twelve months from the date of filing.
Annual reports: The reporting period covers October1
through September 30 (or that portion not covered by a new
entrant report). However, no report is required if you
performed the duties of your position for less than 61 days
during that twelve-month period. (All reappointed or
redesignated SGEs file reports, regardless of the number
of days worked.)
E. Where To File
With ethics officials at the agency in which you serve or
will serve, or in accordance with their procedures.
Dependent Child - means your son, daughter, stepson, or
stepdaughter if such person is either:
(1) unmarried, under age 21, and living in
your household; or
(2) a “dependent” of yours for Federal income
tax purposes. See 26 U.S.C. 152.
Honoraria - means payments (direct or indirect) of money
or anything of value to you or your spouse for an appearance,
speech or article, excluding necessary travel expenses.
Also included are payments to charities in lieu of honoraria.
Special Government Employee (SGE) - is defined in 18
U.S.C. 202(a) as: an officer or employee of an agency who
performs temporary duties, with or without compensation,
for not more than 130 days in a period of 365 days, either
on a full-time or intermittent basis.
G. General Instructions
Filers must provide sufficient information about
outside interests and activities so that ethics officials can
A. Why You Must File
This report is a safeguard for you as well as the Government.
It provides a mechanism for determining actual or potential
conflicts between your public responsibilities and your
private interests and activities. This allows you and your
agency to fashion appropriate protections against such
B. Who Must File
Agencies are required to designate positions at or below
GS-15, O-6, or comparable pay rates, in which the nature
of duties may involve a potential conflict of interest