Government Contractor Ethics

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Government Contractor Ethics in stage 8. Implementation

Project Stages:

1. Gather ideas - Completed
2. Select ideas - Completed
3. Council approval - Completed
4. Picking a researcher - Completed
5. Committee consideration - Completed
6. Back to the council - Completed
7. Consideration by the full conference - Completed
8. Implementation - Current
Stage:  
8. Implementation

Contacts

Implementation Contact
202.480.2083
rbull@acus.gov
Media
braedy@acus.gov

Recommendation 2011-3 – Government Contractor Ethics addresses the increasing use of contractors in government and asks the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to adopt revisions regarding compliance standards for government contractor employees relating to personal conflicts of interest and use of certain non-public information.  In February 2013, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates adopted a resolution—based on Recommendation 2011-3—urging federal action to minimize government contractor personal conflicts of interest.  

Final Recommendation

The Conference believes that it is important to ensure that services provided by government contractors—particularly those services that are similar to those performed by government employees—are performed with integrity and that the public interest is protected.  In that light, the Conference recommends that the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (“FAR Council”) promulgate model language in the Federal Acquisition Regulation...

Implementation

At its Plenary Session on June 16-17, 2011, the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted Recommendation 2011-3, regarding compliance standards for government contractor employees relating to personal conflicts of interest and use of certain non-public information.  The recommendation urges the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to draft model contract clauses for agencies to use when negotiating a contract for any service that poses a particular risk of personal conflicts of interest or misuse of non-public information.  Agencies would be free to modify those clauses or decline to use them as appropriate.

Read the Federal Register notice announcing the adoption of Recommendation 2011-3, available at 76 Fed. Reg. 48,789, 48,792

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Datesort ascending
ABA Resolution on Government Contractor Ethics Administration and Management Memorandum April 10, 2013 Download
Compliance Standards for Government Contractor Employees-Personal Conflicts of Interest and Use of Certain Non-Public Information Administration and Management Recommendation June 17, 2011 Download
Amendments to Compliance Standards for Government Contractor Employees Administration and Management Recommendation June 17, 2011 Download
Public Comments by ABA Section of Public Contract Law Administration and Management Member Comment June 10, 2011 Download
Public Comment on Government Contractor Ethics Administration and Management Public Comment June 10, 2011 Download
Compliance Standards for Government Contractor Employees Administration and Management Recommendation May 18, 2011 Download
Committee Meeting Webcast Administration and Management Webcast April 18, 2011 Watch Video
Plenary Discussion of Government Contractor Ethics Recommendation Administration and Management Webcast April 18, 2011 Watch Video
Draft Recommendation Considered at April 18 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation April 13, 2011 Download
Approved Minutes from March 16 Meeting Administration and Management Meeting Minutes March 16, 2011 Download
March 16: Part I (Technical Difficulties) Administration and Management Webcast March 16, 2011 Watch Video
March 16: Part II (Technical Difficulties) Administration and Management Webcast March 16, 2011 Watch Video
Draft Recommendation Considered at March 16 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation March 11, 2011 Download
Kathleen Clark's Final Project Report Administration and Management Report March 10, 2011 Download
Approved Minutes from December 9 Meeting Administration and Management Meeting Minutes December 9, 2010 Download
Draft Recommendation Considered at December 9 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation December 9, 2010 Download
Approved Minutes from November 3 Meeting Administration and Management Meeting Minutes November 3, 2010 Download
Committee Meeting Webcast Administration and Management Webcast November 3, 2010 Watch Video
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