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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - INSTRUCTION

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - INSTRUCTION

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Purpose. This instruction adopts the Office of Government
Ethics (OGE) regulations at Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) relating to standards of conduct for Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees, and assigns
responsibilities for its implementation.
Purpose. This instruction adopts the Office of Government
Ethics (OGE) regulations at Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) relating to standards of conduct for Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees, and assigns
responsibilities for its implementation.

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FORmat
FOR
PAGE
ONE
OFFEMA
INSTRUCTION
FEDERAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT
AGENCY
DateNumber
INSTRUCTION
April
27,
1993
1100.
1
GC
Standards
of
Conduct
subject)
1.
Purpose.
This
instruction
adopts
the Office
of
Government
Ethics
(OGE)
regulations
at
Title
5
Codeof
FederalRegula-tions
(CFR)
relating
to
standards
of
conduct
for
Federal
EmergencyManagement
Agency
(FEMA)
employees,
andassigns
responsibilities
for
its
implementation.
2.
Applicability
and
Scope.
The
provisionsof thisinstruction
are
applicable
toall
FEMAemployees
in
headquarters,
regions,
and
field establishments.
3.
Supersession. Thisinstruction supersedesFEMA,
Instruction
1100.1,
Standards
of
Conduct,
dated June
15,
1983.
4.
Authorities.
a.
Title
5
United
States
Code
Appendix
4,
Sections
201-212,
Executive
Financial
Disclosure,.
b.
ExecutiveOrder
12674
pf
April
12,
1989,
Prescribing
Standards
of
EthicalConduct
for
GovernmentOfficersandEmployees.
c.
United
States
Officeof GovernmentEthics regulations,Standards
of
Ethical
Conduct
for Employees
of
the Executive
Branch,
5
CFR
Part
2635.
d.
The
Inspector
General
Act
of1978,
92
Statute
1101,
as
amended
by
PublicLaw
100-504,
102
Statute
2515.5.
Responsibilities.
a.
The General Counsel
in
accordance withthe
provisions
of
the
attachment
is
designatedtheAgency Ethics Officerand
responsible
for the
following:
(1)
Reviewing
positionsannually
to
determine
if
the.
persons occupying
the position;
are
required
to
file
a
StandardForm
(SF)
278,
Public Financial
Disclosure
Report,
or
an
SF
450,
Confidential
FinancialDisclosure
Report;
(Do
NOT
type
text
below
this
line)
Distribution:
H(AllPersHqFld)
FEMA
Form
51-2a,
JUL81
(Supersedes
Previous
Edition)
USE.FOR
FIRST
PAGE
OF
INSTRUCTIONONLY
 
FEMA
Instruction
1100.1
April
27,
1993
(2)
Ensuringproper
coordination,
except
as
otherwise
provided,
ofallSF's
278
and
450;
(3)
Designating
in
writing
the
Deputy
Designated
Agency
Ethics
Officers
to be
responsible
for
providing
advice,
guidance,and
assistance
to
the
Agency
and
FEMAemployees
on
all
questionsarisingfrom
the
operation
and
implementation
of
the
attachment
and/or
reviewing
all SF's
278
and
450
filed
thereunder;
(4)Notifying
the Director,
FEMA,
no
laterthanJune30th
of
each
year
as
to
whether
all
required
SF's
278
have
been
filed
and
reviewed
and
by
December
31st
with
respect
to
SF's450;
(5)Administering
the
Agency's
EthicsProgram;
and
(6)
Determining
if
there
is
reason
to
believe
that
a
violation
of
FederalStatutes
at
18
USC
201-209
hasoccurred;
(7) Referring
suspectedviolations
of
the
FederalStatutes
to theOffice
of
theInspector
General;and
(8)
Designating
theDeputyGeneralCounsel
as
the
Alternate
DesignatedAgency
EthicsOfficerexcept
when
that
position
is
vacant
andthen
the
AssociateGeneralCounsel
for
General
Law
shall
be
the
AlternateDesignated
Agency
Ethics
Officer.
b.
The
Director,
Office
of
Human
Resources
Management,
or
officialdesignee,
in
accordance
with
theattachment,
isresponsible
for
the
following:
(1)
Ensuring
newFEMAemployees
are
provided
a
copy
of
this
instruction
including
theattachment;
(2)Providing
anoral
briefing
on
thestandards
of
conduct
preceding
employment
or
assumption
of
duties;
(3)
Bringing
theOGE
standards
of
conduct
tothe
attention
of
all
FEMAemployees
by
appropriate
training
inconjunctionwith
theOffice
of
General
Counsel;
(4)
Including
a
statement
in
affectedpositiondescriptions
thattheincumbent
of
the
positionmust
file
an
SF278
or
450;
and
(5)
Ensuring
all
FEMApersonnel
required
to
file
an
SF
278
are
notified
at
thetime
of
their
termination
of
employment
with
FEMA
of
theirobligation
to
file
a
finalSF
278
2
 
April
27,
1993
FEMA
Instruction
1100.1
within
30
days
of
termination
in
accordancewith Office
ofGovernment
Ethics
published
regulations.
c.
FEMA
employees
are
responsible
for
fully
familiarizing
themselveswith
all the
requirements
of
thestandards
of
conduct
regulations
issued
by
the
OGE.
The OGE
regulations
are
synopsized
in
the
attachment.
FEMA employeesare
required
to
conduct themselves
in
accordancewiththeseregulations.Failure
to
comply may
subjectthe employee
to
appropriate
disciplinary
action.
d.
TheInspectorGeneral
pursuant
to
the
InspectorGeneral
Act
is
the
appropriate
authority
within
FEMAforthefollowing:
(1)
Investigating
reports
of
waste,
fraud,
abuse,and
corruption;
(2)
Investigating,
if
appropriate,any
suspected
violations
of
theFederal
Statutes
at
18
United
StatesCode
Sections
201-209;and
(3)
Referring
cases
to
the
United
States
Departmentof
Justice.
6.
FormsPrescribed.
This
instruction
prescribes
the
use
of
the
following
forms
which
may
be
obtainedfromthe
Office
of
GeneralCounsel.
a.
SF
278,
Public Financial
Disclosure
Report.
b.
SF
450,
ConfidentialFinancial
Disclosure
Report.james
L.
Witt
irector
Attachment
Office
of
Government
Ethics
Standards
of
Conduct
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