The Uniform Ethics Code, Section VIII. Post-Employment restrictions, Seeking Future Employment, was amended on April 20, 2009. The amendments added a new sentence to the first paragraph of the section and deleted the second paragraph in its entirety. The revised section, with the changes highlighted, is set forth below.

Section VIII, Seeking Future Employment / Post-Employment Restrictions, Seeking Future Employment

State officers or employees who have direct and substantial contact with any interested parties must refrain from circulating resumes or in any manner seeking employment with those individuals or entities while still in State service. If an employee is solicited for potential employment by an entity with which he/she has direct and substantial contact, that solicitation must be disclosed immediately to the employee's management and to the agency's ELO. This disclosure will permit the ELO and the Department to evaluate whether any unwarranted advantage was sought or gained and to deal with any appearance of impropriety concerns by implementing appropriate recusals. Employees who do not have direct and substantial contact with interested parties may circulate resumes and enter into discussions regarding potential employment with those individuals or entities so long as they avoid any situations that may give rise to an unwarranted advantage. All employees are cautioned that discussions, interviews, and negotiations shall not take place on State time.

[Solicitation or discussion of employment with regulated entities, or their representatives, that have a specific cause, proceeding, application or other matter pending before the employee's agency is not permitted. There may be circumstances when solicitation or discussion of employment with respect to regulated entities, or their representatives, could be approved if no specific cause, proceeding, application or other matter is pending before the agency. These situations must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis before the employee proceeds with any job-seeking activities.]


New language is in bold. [Deleted language is bracketed.]