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5 U.S. Code § 3332 - Officer affidavit; no consideration paid for appointment

An officer, within 30 days after the effective date of his appointment, shall file with the oath of office required by section 3331 of this title an affidavit that neither he nor anyone acting in his behalf has given, transferred, promised, or paid any consideration for or in the expectation or hope of receiving assistance in securing the appointment.

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)

Historical and Revision Notes


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5 U.S.C. 21a.

Dec. 11, 1926, ch. 4, § 1, 44 Stat. 918.

Mar. 2, 1927, ch. 284, 44 Stat. 1346.

Sept. 23, 1950, ch. 1010, § 10, 64 Stat. 987.

The section is restated for clarity and conciseness. The term “officer” is coextensive with and substituted for “Each individual appointed hereafter as a civil officer of the United States by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, or by a court of law, or by the head of a department” in view of the definition of “officer” in section 2104.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.