perform activities other than those required in the performance of official duties or those authorized in
accordance with law or regulation.
9. Outside Activities (Synopsis of Subpart H)
GENERALLY. In addition to the standards set forth in subpart H, an employee's outside employment
and other activities must comply with all ethical requirements set forth in the subparts A through G of
the regulation. For example, the prohibition against use of Government property for unauthorized
purposes would prohibit an employee from using the agency photocopier to reproduce documents for
his outside organization.
RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY OTHER LAWS. An employee's outside employment and other
activities must comply with the criminal statutes restricting an employee's engaging in representational
activities before the United States, the constitutional prohibition against accepting any office, title or
compensation from a foreign government, and the "Hatch Act," which prohibits most employees'
participation in certain partisan political activities.
PRIOR APPROVAL FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES. When required by supplemental agency regulation,
an employee shall obtain approval before engaging in outside employment or activities.
SERVICE AS AN EXPERT WITNESS. In the absence of specific authorization, an employee shall not
represent anyone other than the United States as an expert witness in any proceeding before a court or
agency of the United States if the United States is a party or has a direct and substantial interest.
TEACHING, SPEAKING AND WRITING. An employee shall not receive compensation for teaching,
speaking or writing that is related to his official duties.
DEFINITION OF RELATED TO DUTIES. Teaching, speaking or writing is "related to an employee's
official duties" if:
The activity is undertaken as part of his official duties;
The invitation to engage in the activity was extended primarily because of his official position;
The invitation or the offer of compensation was extended by a person whose interests may be
affected by the employees official duties;
The information draws substantially on nonpublic information; or
The subject deals in significant part with any matter to which the employee is now or has been
assigned in the previous one-year period, or to any ongoing or announced policy, program or operation
of his agency.
EXCEPTION FOR TEACHING. An employee may receive compensation for teaching certain courses,
notwithstanding that the subject matter is related to his