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This website is provided as an information resource rather than as the source of a definitive answer to your specific ethics question(s). The answer to an ethics question depends on the specific facts involved and the laws and regulations in effect at the time. If you are not positive that what you are about to do is appropriate, ask your Ethics Counselor before you take any action. An Ethics Counselor is trained to properly evaluate a situation by determining all of the relevant facts and applying the applicable laws and regulations. Ethics advice is command specific. Only the Ethics Counselor for your command can properly advise you. You may contact your Ethics Counselor at:

502 MSG
(210) 221-8400
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(210) 916-8585
(210) 808-0169
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Joint Ethics Regulation DOD 5500.7-R
Cell Phones Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure, August 2011
ARMY DIR 2011-05 (4/20/2011) Department of the Army Conferences, Symposia, Seminars and Meetings    
ARMY DIR 2011-20 (10/14/2011) Department of the Army Conferences
Information Paper on Army Conferences
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Working with Govt Contractors Working with Government Contractors
Contractors in Workplace Contractors in the Workplace
2010 Top 100 DoD Contractors List
DoD contracts Exceeding $25,000 in FY 2010
Ethics Training
 2012 Annual Ethics Briefing Slides
 2012 Gifts Ethics Briefing Slides
Family Readiness Groups
pdf AR 608-1, Army Community Service Center (RAR 001, 21 December 2010)[Appendix J, Family Readiness Groups] 
Army Commander’s Guide to Family Readiness Group Operations
Family Readiness Group Funding                                            
pdf_icon FRG Informal Fund Cap Increased to $10,000
E.O. 12353, Charitable Fundraising (March 23, 1982) 
E.O. 12404, Charitable Fundraising (February 10, 1983) (amended E.O. 12353)
5 C.F.R. § 735.201, Employee Responsibilities and Conduct, What are the restrictions on gambling?
5 C.F.R. 2635.808, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, Fundraising Activities
5 C.F.R. Part 950, Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations  (Combined Federal Campaign)

5 C.F.R. Part 950 - Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service
Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations.

41 C.F.R. § 102-74.395, Gambling (on Federal property)
41 C.F.R. 102-74.410, Soliciting, Vending and Debt Collection
DoDD 5410.18, Public Affairs Community Relations Policy (November 20, 2001) (certified current as of May 30, 2007)

DoDI 5035.01, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Fundraising Within the Department of Defense (January 31, 2008)

DoDI 5035.05, DoD Combined Federal Campaign - Overseas (CFC-O) (February 21, 2008)

DDoDI 5410.19, Public Affairs Community Relations Policy Implementation (November 13, 2001)

AR 210-22 ,  Private Organizations on Department of the Army Installations (22 October 2001)  
AR 360-1, The Army Public Affairs Program (25 May 2011) 
AR 600-29   Fund-Raising Within the Department of the Army (7 June 2010)   
AR 608-1, Army Community Service Center (RAR 001, 21 December 2010)[Appendix J, para.J-7 for limitations on fundraising for family readiness groups] 
AR 930-4, Army Emergency Relief  (22 February 2008)

OGE DAEOGRAM, DO-93-019, Answers to Recurring Questions about Fundraising (August 25, 1993)

OGE DAEOGRAM, DO-93-024, Fundraising Activities (August 25, 1993)

OGE DAEOGRAM, DO-94-013, Fundraising Activities [nonmonetary items] (March 22, 1994)

OGE DAEOGRAM, DO-09-032, A Reminder about Holiday Gifts & Fundraising (December 10, 2009)


5 U.S.C. § 7342 (Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act)

5 U.S.C. § 7351 (Gifts to Superiors)

5 U.S.C. § 7353 (Gifts to Federal Employees)

5 U.S.C. § 4111 (Gifts of Training to Federal Civilian Employees)

10 U.S.C. § 2601 (General Gift Funds)

10 U.S.C. § 2608 (Acceptance of Contributions for Defense Programs, Projects, and Activities; Defense Cooperation Account)

31 U.S.C. § 1353 (Acceptance of Travel and Travel Related Expenses from Non-Federal Sources)

5 C.F.R. Part 2635, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the
Executive Branch (Office of Government Ethics Rules)

41 C.F.R. Chapter 304, Payment of Travel Expenses from a Non- Federal Source

DODD 1005.13, Gifts and Decorations from Foreign Governments, 19 Feb 2002, w/ Ch. 1, Dec. 6, 2002

Army Directive 2007-01 (January 25, 2007) Policy for Travel by Department of the Army Officials

AR 1-100 AR 1-100
AR 1-101 AR 1-101

DOD SOCO Holiday Guidance for Federal Personnel, December 7, 2009

DOD General Counsel Information Paper on Gifts Intended Solely for Presentation, November 2003

DOD SOCO Gifts to Service Members and Their Families from Non-Federal Sources, August 28, 2008

DOD SOCO Special Edition: Application of the Widely Attended Gathering (WAG)
Gift Exception to Invitations, July 3, 2008

Government Communications Systems and Resources
Government Purchase Card

Policy Documents


Government Travel Charge Card
Government Travel Charge Card Program (GTCC)
Government Vehicles
Information Paper on Government Vehicle Usage
AR 58-1 Management, Acquisition, and Use of Administrative Use Motor Vehicles (10 August 2004)
Political Activities
2 U.S.C. § 441a. Federal election campaigns: limitation on contributions and
5 U.S.C. § 7321 Political Participation
5 U.S.C. § 7322 Definitions
5 U.S.C. § 7323  Political activity authorized; prohibitions
5 U.S.C. § 7324  Political activities on duty; prohibition
5 U.S.C. § 7325 Political activity permitted; employees residing in certain
5 U.S.C. § 7326  Penalties

10 U.S.C. § 888: UCMJ Art. 88, Contempt toward officials
10 U.S.C. § 973: duties of officers on active duty; performance of civil
functions restricted
18 U.S.C. Chapter 29, Elections and Political Activities
18 U.S.C. § 1913 Lobbying with appropriated moneys
5 C.F.R. Parts 733 Political Activity- Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities
5 C.F.R. 734, Political Activities of Federal Employees
5 C.F.R. Part 2635, Subparts G (701-705) & H (801-809), Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch
DoD Directive 1344.10, Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty, February 19, 2008
DoD Directive 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, Chapters 2, 3, 5 & 6
AR 600-20 Army Command Policy, 18 March 2008, paragraph 5-3 "Political Activities" and Appendix B
Partisan Political Activity Rules for "Less Restricted" DoD Civilians (Updated August 31, 2011)
Partisan Political Activity Rules for "Further Restricted" DoD Civilians (Updated August 31, 2011)
Post Government Employment
18 U.S.C. § 207, Restrictions On Former Officers, Employers, And Elected
Officials of The Executive And Legislative Branches
18 U.S.C. § 208, Acts Affecting A Personal Financial Interest
5 C.F.R. Part 2641, Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions
5 C.F.R. 2635.604, Disqualification while seeking employment
5 C.F.R. 2635.605, Waiver or authorization permitting participation while seeking employment
5 C.F.R. 2635.606, Disqualification based on an arrangement concerning prospective employment or otherwise after negotiations
Post-Government Service Advice (See Publications and Handouts in the Ethics Resource Library at the DoD SOCO Web site)
SOCO ADVISORY 08-03, Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office, April 28, 2008 Special Edition: Guidance on Application of Statutory Requirement for Written Post Employment Advisory Letters : Click on this link:; then click on 2008 Advisories and look for number 08-03.
OGE Post-employment regulation, final rule
Seeking Employment (OGE Daeogram)
Seeking Employment Restrictions
Post Employment Restrictions (OPM)
PGE Rules for E-1 through O-6
PGE Rules for Senior Officials
DDForm 2945 DD Form 2945- Post Government Employment Advice Opinion Request
Private Organizations
 AR 210-22 – Private Organizations on Department of the Army Installations
 Private Organizations and Unofficial Activities Handbook, 502 MSG, JA
Standards of Conduct
Principles of Ethical Conduct (Executive Order 12731)
DoD Directive 5500.07, Standards of Conduct, November 29, 2007

Department of Defense Employees' Guide to the Standards of Conduct, Office
of General Counsel Standards of Conduct Office (January 2012)

Encyclopedia of Ethical Failures (Updated August 17, 2011)


10 U.S.C. § 2632, Transportation to and from certain places of employment and on military installations

10 U.S.C. § 2637, Transportation in certain areas outside the United States

31 U.S.C. § 1344, Passenger carrier use

31 U.S.C. § 1349, Adverse personnel actions [for fiscal impropriety or
misuse of Government transportation]

41 C.F.R. Part 102-5, Home-to-Work Transportation (as of Dec 2011, revised
July 1, 2011 under construction on the NARA, CFR website)

41 C.F.R. Part 102-34 Motor Vehicle Management (as of Dec 2011, revised July
1, 2011 under construction on the NARA, CFR website)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular2 A-126, Revised, "Improving
the Management and Use of Government Aircraft," 22 May 1992

Circular No. A-126 -- Attachment A (Accounting for Aircraft Costs)

Circular No. A-126 -- Attachment B (Standard Aircraft Program Cost Element

DoD Directive 4500.09E, Transportation and Traffic Management, September 11,

DoD Directive 4500.36, Management, Acquisition, and Use of Motor Vehicles, 3
August 2004. (Certified Current as of June 10, 2008)

DoD Directive 4500.56, DoD Policy on the Use of Government Aircraft and Air
Travel, 14 April 2009 (Change 1, May 11, 2010)

DOD Directive 4515.14, Washington Local Commuting Area, December 29, 1998
(Certified Current as of November 21, 2003)

The Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR) (Uniformed Members) and Joint
Travel Regulation (JTR) (Civilian Employees)

Secretary of the Army Memorandum, Policy for Travel by Department of the
Army Officials, A.K.A. Army Directive 2005-1, January 7, 2005, [hereinafter
"SecArmy Policy"]

AR 58-1, Management, Acquisition, and Use of Administrative Use Motor
Vehicles (10 August 2004)

AR 95-1, Flight Regulations (12 November 2008)

AR 360-1, The Army Public Affairs Program, Ch. 10, Public Affairs Travel (15
September 2000)

AR 600-8-105, Military Orders (28 October 1994) (authority to issue travel


Subjects not covered on this webpage may be found at one of the Ethics Quicklinks listed below.

OGE 450 Filers - In order to ensure 100% ON-TIME COMPLIANCE the deadline for filing the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) for all ASA and ARNORTH filers is 11 FEBRUARY 2014. The deadline for filing is mandatory
unless an extension is granted by an ethics counselor, IAW JER, par. 7-303(c).

Requests for extensions shall be submitted in writing (e-mail suffices) to Ms. Maribel Mercado, Mr. Young J. Park or Mr. John K. Weis by 11 FEBRUARY 2014.

Late filing of confidential reports will be handled administratively.

Real Estate Reimbursement: (RER): Civilian employees who have questions about the processing of RER claims please click here to get information on our real estate reimbursements web page, or contact us at 210-221-2373.


Questions about Ethics:  Click here for information on our Ethics web page.


Units or Directorates that require ethics training:  Please call 210-221-2373 for scheduling.


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