5a U.S. Code Rule - Administration of provisions
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The provisions of this title shall be administered by—
(1) the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, the designated agency ethics official, or the Secretary concerned, as appropriate, with regard to officers and employees described in paragraphs (1) through (8) of section 101 (f);
(2) the Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives, as appropriate, with regard to officers and employees described in paragraphs (9) and (10) of section 101 (f); and
(3) the Judicial Conference in the case of an officer or employee described in paragraphs (11) and (12) of section 101 (f).
The Judicial Conference may delegate any authority it has under this title to an ethics committee established by the Judicial Conference.
Source(Pub. L. 95–521, title I, § 111, as added Pub. L. 101–194, title II, § 202,Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1744; amended Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), (9),May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 152, 157.)
1990—Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(C), inserted sentence at end authorizing Judicial Conference to delegate its authority to an ethics committee.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(A), substituted “Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate” for “Senate Select Committee on Ethics”.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(B), struck out “and clerk of the applicable court, as appropriate,” before “in the case of”.
Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), struck out “of the United States” after “Judicial Conference”.
Change of Name
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Ethics of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.
Section effective Jan. 1, 1991, see section 204 ofPub. L. 101–194, set out as an Effective Date of 1989 Amendment note under section 101 of this Appendix.
Transmittal of Financial Disclosure Reports
“(a) The Select Committee on Ethics shall transmit a copy of each report filed with it under title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 [section 101 et seq. of Pub. L. 95–521, set out in this Appendix] (other than a report filed by a Member of Congress) to the head of the employing office of the individual filing the report.
“(b) For purposes of this section, the head of the employing office shall be—
“(A) in the case of an employee of a Member, the Member by whom that person is employed;
“(B) in the case of an employee of a Committee, the chairman and ranking minority member of such Committee;
“(C) in the case of an employee on the leadership staff, the Member of the leadership on whose staff such person serves; and
“(D) in the case of any other employee of the legislative branch, the head of the office in which such individual serves.”
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