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Pacific West Area Ethics

Welcome to the Pacific Area Ethics Webpage.  Our goal is to provide all employees with the information and resources they need in regards to ethical rules, regulations, and procedures within USDA-ARS.

Pacific West Area Ethics Contacts


  1. Acceptance of Travel Funds from a Non-Federal Source   
    a. AD-1101
    b. Include Letter of Invitation from Sponsor 
    c. Include Signed Letter of Acceptance from Supervisor
  2. Request for Approval of Outside Activity
    a. OE-101
  3. Requesting Approval to Serve as an Officer, Director, or Trustee of a Non-profit Professional
    Organization in an Official Capacity
    a. OE-208 
    b. Include Invitation or nomination (email accepted) from the nonprofit professional organization

    c. Copy of (or hyperlink to) the organization's bylaws stating they are 501C
    d. Sample Letter Official Capacity for a Society (on AXON - Password Required)
  4. Conflict of Interest Certification
    a. SEB-102 
  5. Request for Approval to Accept an Award from a Non-Federal Source
    a. SEB-103
  6. Request for Approval of Official Duty Activity
    a. SEB-106
    b. Include Letter of Invitation from Organization


Additional Links

USDA Office of Ethics:   

USDA Ethics Issuances: