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NPR 1900.3C
Effective Date: December 07, 2020
Expiration Date: December 07, 2025

Subject: Ethics Program Management

Responsible Office: Office of the General Counsel

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Cancellation Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Responsibility

1.1 General Counsel
1.2 Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official
1.3 Center Chief Counsel
1.4 NASA Shared Services Center
1.5 Director, Headquarters Human Resources Management Division
1.6 Center Human Resources Officers
1.7 Advisory Committee Executive Directors and Secretaries

Chapter 2. Levels of Headquarters Involvement

2.1 General
2.2 General Guidance
2.3 Information Copy
2.4 Prior Coordination
2.5 Concurrence
2.6 Headquarters Action

Chapter 3. Advice and Counseling

3.1 Written Opinions
3.2 Post-employment Opinions and Seeking Employment
3.3 Outside Activity Requests
3.4 Statutory Waivers
3.5 Impartiality Determinations
3.6 Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) Determinations
3.7 Other Advice and Counseling
3.8 Sensitive Matters Not Specified
3.9 Criminal Matters
3.10 Form of Counseling

Chapter 4. Financial Disclosure Reports

4.1 Positions Subject to Financial Disclosure
4.2 Identification and Notification of Filers
4.3 Due Dates
4.4 Extensions
4.5 Overdue Reports
4.6 Collection, Tracking, and Retention of Forms 4.7 Review and Certification of Reports
4.7 Financial Disclosure Requirements for Special Government Employees (SGEs) Serving on NASA Advisory Committees

Chapter 5. Employees on Detail

5.1 Role of Ethics Officials

Chapter 6. Standing Ethics Committee

6.1 Purpose and Duration
6.2 Structure
6.3 Meetings
6.4 Relationship to DAEO
6.5 Functions
6.6 Recommendations

Chapter 7. Ethics Education and Training

7.1 In General
7.2 Ethics Notices
7.3 Ethics Training Format
7.4 Initial Ethics Training
7.5 Additional Ethics Briefing for new Presidential Appointees to Senate-Confirmed Positions (PAS)
7.6 Annual Ethics Training
7.7 Training for Ethics Officials

Chapter 8. Program Reviews

8.1 General
8.2 Program Reviews
8.3 Corrective Action

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. References
Appendix C. Abbreviations


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