The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.

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  • This follow-up video to our previous “Post-Employment Rules for All USDA Employees” video will discuss the nuances of 18 USC § 207. This statute provides the primary source of restrictions that may limit the activities of individuals after they leave Government service or after leaving certain high-level positions. Our previous video covered the basic prohibitions that apply to all employees rega...

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  • A gift is anything that has monetary value and in addition to cash, includes training, services, transportation, lodgings and the waiver of conference registration fees. Unless an exception applies, employees may not accept a gift from a prohibited source or a gift given because of their official position. This video discusses one of the many exceptions to the rules against gifts from outside so...

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  • On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring all full-time political appointees to sign an ethics pledge that obligates them to certain ethical standards of conduct. This video will help you understand whether the Executive Order’s ethics pledge applies to you and what rules you need to be aware of as you look for employers outside of the Federal government. There are...

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  • The Hatch Act contains several imitations on federal employees’ partisan political activities in order to maintain a non-partisan working environment, and to ensure a professional, non-political transition between administrations. This short video will explain the restrictions applicable to Further Restricted Employees, which include Career SES employees and Administrative Law Judges, as well as C...

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  • The Gifts Between Employees regulation carefully explains the boundaries in which employees are able to give gifts to, or receive gifts from, their colleagues. There is a special emphasis on employees who are supervisors or receive more pay than their counterparts. This video walks you through permissible actions and determines if you may have an exception to this rule. For more information, plea...

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  • The Gift Rules generally prohibit Federal Employees from accepting anything of value either from a prohibited source or offered because of their official position. However, there are a number of items that are not considered gifts at all under the rules, and employees are allowed to accept items that fall under these so-called exclusions. This short video will take you through the eight categories...

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  • Este video presenta los programas y las herramientas que proporciona la oficina de ética para ayudarlo a cumplir las diversas misiones del Departamento de Agricultura. La Oficina de Ética, una oficina de ética a nivel de gabinete del gobierno, fue establecida de acuerdo con la regulación en el Código 5 de Regulaciones Federales 2638, que implementa la Ley de Ética en el Gobierno de 1978. Nuestra m...

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  • Este es uno de varios videos sobre las reglas que prohíben o permiten la aceptación de regalos derivados de fuentes externas hacia funcionarios del gobierno federal. Las reglas vienen de la idea de que un funcionario no debe beneficiarse personalmente o aprovecharse de su posición oficial. Las reglas sobre regalos gobiernan la conducta de funcionarios individuales y cubren situaciones específicas ...

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  • USDA is prioritizing support for military veterans who want to transition to jobs in agriculture. See how USDA Farm Service Agency programs assisted veterans in Chestertown, MD, and Fredericksburg, VA. To learn more about USDA programs for veterans and new farmers and ranchers, visit: https://www.usda.gov/veterans

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  • USDA supports America’s heroes and provides opportunities and resources to Veterans in the areas of the 3Es: Employment, Education, and Entrepreneurship. Ready for your next challenges? Visit USDA.gov/veterans

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