Effective Date: December 07, 2020
Expiration Date: December 07, 2025
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This NPR establishes NASA requirements and procedures to implement the Agency Ethics Program, as set forth in NPD 1900.9, Ethics Program Management, and to ensure that NASA complies with Federal and Agency ethics laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and directives. The mission of the NASA Ethics Program is to prevent conflicts of interest and appearances of conflicts of interest on the part of its executive branch employees. The program works to ensure that public servants make impartial decisions based on the interests of the public when carrying out the governmental responsibilities entrusted to them, serve as good stewards of public resources, and loyally adhere to the Constitution and laws of the United States. To accomplish this mission among the Centers, this NPR specifically addresses the degree of Headquarters oversight of the Ethics Program, and the processes for handling ethics matters consistently Agency-wide, and continuing policy development.
a. NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities, the NASA Management Office, and the NASA Shared Services Center.
b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term “shall.” The terms: “may” or “can” denote discretionary privilege or permission, “should” denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, “will” denotes expected outcome, and “are/is” denotes descriptive material.
c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
a. Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-111, 401-408, 501-505, as amended, including the provisions under the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act), Pub. L. 112–105, 126 Stat. 291, (2012).
b. National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. § 20113.
c. Office of Government Ethics Executive Branch Ethics Program regulations, 5 CFR Part 2638.
a. The General Schedule, 5 U.S.C. § 5332.
b. Bribery, Graft, and Conflicts of Interest, 18 U.S.C. §§ 201-209, 216.
c. Government Ethics Regulations and the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 5 CFR parts 2634-38, 2640, 2641, and 6901.
d. NPD 1900.9, Ethics Program Management.
e. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Management Program Requirements.
f. Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278e.
g. Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.
NPR 1900.3B, Ethics Program Management, dated April 23, 2007.
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