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Employee Conflict of Interest Training

Throughout the year, staff from the Office of the General Counsel brief NSF employees on conflict-of-interest rules. NSF staff (including IPAs and Visiting Scientists) who file financial disclosure forms are all required to attend this session once a year. All are welcome!

The Ethics Counselor relies primarily on case studies and NSF Manual 15 to introduce participants to the criminal conflicts laws; the basic standards of conduct regulations; specific rules applicable to NSF staff; and the rules covering proposal handling, recusals, acceptance of travel expenses, outside employment and activities, job hunting and acceptance of gifts.

TARGET AUDIENCE

All Program Officers and officials at or above a comparable level are *required* to participate in at least one briefing each calendar year.

REGISTRATION/COST

The briefings are free, open to all staff and no registration is required (unless otherwise indicated).

SCHEDULE

A schedule of COI briefings for calendar year 2016 follows:

Tuesday
June 23, 2016
Annual COI Training
WebEx Available
10:00 - 11:00 am Stafford I,
Room 110
Tuesday
July 12, 2016
New Program Officer Training 9:30 - 10:30 am Stafford I,
Room 1235
Thursday
July 14, 2016
Merit Review Basics I (with COI Brief) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD
Thursday
July 21, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240
Thursday
July 28, 2016
Annual COI Training
WebEx Available
10:00 - 11:00 am Stafford I,
Room 110
Thursday
August 18, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240
Thursday
September 8, 2016
Merit Review Basics I (with COI Brief) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD
Thursday
September 15, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240
Thursday
October 13, 2016
Merit Review Basics I (with COI Brief) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD
Thursday
October 20, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240
Monday
November 7, 2016
Merit Review Basics I (with COI Brief) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD
Thursday
November 17, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240
Thursday
December 15, 2016
Exit Interviews for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 - 3:00 pm Stafford I,
Room 1240

 

WebEx Information

WebEx services are available during these training sessions. Please see the Weekly Wire for WebEx information or contact Faith Hixson.

If you will be attending a session and have a special need, please visit the following website for further instructions: https://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/visitors/.

Merit Review Basics I

Registration is required in order to attend the Merit Review Basics I course. Please contact the NSF Academy for further information, x4564.

LIST OF CONFLICTS OFFICIALS

Offices of the Director
O/D, OGC, OLPA, and ODI -- Karen Santoro, Robin Clay, Faith Hixson, and Francisco Ruben

Integrative Activities
Joan Frye

International Science and Engineering
Cliff Gabriel

NSB
Ann Bushmiller

EPSCoR
Denise Barnes

Biological Sciences
OAD -- Jane Silverthorne
MCB -- Theresa Good
DBI -- James Deshler
IOS -- Rob Miller
DEB -- Alan Tessier
EF -- Jane Silverthorne

Computer and Information Science and Engineering
OAD -- Erwin Gianchandani
ACI -- Amy Friedlander
CCF -- Jim Donlon
CNS -- Phillip Regalia
IIS -- Deborah Lockhart

Education and Human Resources
OAD -- John Cruickshank
DRL -- Elizabeth VanderPutten
DGE -- Victor Piotrowski
HRD -- Victor Santiago
DUE -- Kathleen Bergin

Engineering
OAD -- Judy Hayden
ECCS -- Lawrence Goldberg
CBET -- Sue Kemnitzer
EEC -- Deborah Jackson
CMMI -- George Hazelrigg
IIP -- Gracie Narcho

Geosciences
OAD -- Margaret Cavanaugh
AGS -- Dave Verardo
OCE -- Brian Midson
EAR -- James Whitcomb
POLAR -- Sue LaFratta

Mathematical & Physical Sciences
OAD -- Wayne VanCitters
PHY -- Bradley Keister
AST -- David Boboltz
DMS -- Christopher Stark
DMR -- Charles Ying
CHE -- Tim Patten

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
OAD -- Kellina Craig-Henderson
SES -- Alan Tomkins
NCSES -- Raymond Wolfe
BCS -- Amber Story

Information and Resource Management
OD, DIS, DAS, and HRM -- Donna Butler

Budget, Finance, and Award Management
Teresa Grancorvitz

Office of the Inspector General
Liz Sweetland


Disclaimer: The materials on this web site do not constitute legal advice. You should consult with an OGC attorney before acting on or convey to someone outside NSF any interpretation of these materials.