Job Seeking

The standards of conduct (5 CFR 2635 subpart F) require employees to disqualify themselves from participating in any particular NRC matter, including rulemaking and other generic matters, that will have a direct and predictable effect on the financial interest of a person with whom the employee is negotiating or has any arrangement for future employment unless the employee receives a waiver.

Employees are encouraged to keep written records of any disqualifications resulting from employment negotiations. They should also consult with an ethics counselor to understand the restrictions imposed by the ethics laws.

Example: An employee may not work on a license amendment if the employee has applied for a position with the licensee. If the employee wishes to pursue a job with that licensee, the employee must have the amendment assignment transferred to another employee before soliciting employment with the licensee.