The Twilight Zone: Post-Government Employment Restrictions Affecting Retired/Former Department of Defense Personnel
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA
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There are five federal conflict of interest statutes that impose extensive albeit confusing restrictions on the post- government employment, and employment activities, of retired and former Department of Defense DOD personnel. An examination of these five statutes reveals that four of them should be repealed as obsolete to the congressional goal of safeguarding the integrity of the DOD procurement process in that they duplicate each other in purpose and unnecessarily complicate the DOD ethics program. This study provides a brief history, the legislative purpose, and the current application for each of the five statutes, and concludes with an analysis outlining why the four duplicative statutes should be repealed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations