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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AL21 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Defense 

The Department of Defense (DoD), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), seeks comments on the proposed amendments to the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Defense (DoD Supplemental Regulation). The proposed amendments revise and update policies originally written in 1993, to supplement the OGE Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (OGE Standards). These amendments will ensure the continuation of a comprehensive and effective ethics program at DoD that better serves the DoD community and addresses ethics issues unique to DoD. The proposed amendments to the DoD Supplemental Regulation include changes in the following topic areas: (1) designation of separate agency components for the purposes of gifts and teaching, speaking, and writing; (2) additional exceptions for gifts from outside sources; (3) additional limitations on gifts between DoD employees; and (4) a process to request a waiver of any of the provisions of the DoD Supplemental Regulation.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 3601   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 7301, 7351, 7353    5 U.S.C. App.    E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR 1989 Comp., p. 215, as modified by E.O. 12731, 55 FR 42547, 3 CFR 1990 Comp., p. 306    5 CFR 2635.105, 2635.203(a), 2635.204(k), 2635.807   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2022 
Additional Information: Joint Rule with Office of Government Ethics.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3209-AA46 
Agency Contact:
Karen Dalheim
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
1600 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B747,
Washington, DC 20301-1600
Phone:703 695-3422