Post-Employment Guidance

Employees who have left government are subject to post-employment restrictions that may affect matters they can work on for a new employer. These restrictions are based on a criminal statute. You may download these attachments.

Post-Employment Guidance for OFR Employees

As a former Office of Financial Research (OFR) employee, you are covered by additional post-employment restrictions imposed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The Dodd-Frank Act prohibits OFR employees who have access while at OFR to certain confidential information about financial entities from being employed by or providing advice or consulting services to any financial company, directly or indirectly, for one year after their last access to such information. Such confidential information includes transaction or position data maintained by OFR’s Data Center, and any other confidential information provided by financial entities that are required to report to OFR. 

OFR’s post-employment regulations permit the issuance of a waiver, in whole or in part, from the restrictions for an employee with limited access to transaction or position data or confidential business information maintained by the Data Center. If you believe you may have had access to covered data, please contact the Ethics office for additional guidance.

Please let an ethics official know if you have any questions.

This guidance applies only to former Treasury employees who have left federal government service.