[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 70191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28156]



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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / 
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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS

5 CFR Part 2641

RIN 3209-AA14


Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior 
Employee Positions; Withdrawal of Final Rule

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Withdrawal of final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Government Ethics is withdrawing the final rule 
``Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior 
Employee Positions'' published October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153.

DATES:  Effective Date: The final rule published on October 3, 2013, at 
78 FR 61153 is withdrawn, effective November 25, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Swartz, Assistant 
Counsel, Ethics Law & Policy Branch, Office of Government Ethics; 
telephone: 202-482-9300; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 202-482-9237.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2013, the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics (OGE) published a final rule in the Federal Register, 
at 78 FR 61153, concerning the revocation of certain regulatory 
exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) from the one-year post-employment restrictions of 18 
U.S.C. 207(c) and (f). Pursuant to the rulemaking action taken on 
October 3, 2013, the revocation of regulatory exemptions for covered 
positions at the SEC, as well as the removal of those exempted 
positions from Appendix A to 5 CFR part 2641, was to be effective on 
January 2, 2014. At the request of the SEC, OGE is now withdrawing its 
final rule of October 3, 2013, to allow the SEC time to effectively 
educate affected employees before the exemption revocation takes 
effect. For that reason, the notice of revocation is being rescinded 
and the final rule withdrawn. Positions that would have been affected 
by the issuance of October 3, 2013, shall continue to be exempted from 
the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. 207(c) and (f), until 90 days from such 
time that OGE republishes notice of revocation in the Federal Register. 
OGE anticipates republishing this notice and final rule in January 
2014.

    Approved: November 19, 2013.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2013-28156 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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