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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 2020 follows:

Schedule of COI briefings
Date Briefing Time Location
Thursday
August 20, 2020
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
September 17, 2020
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
October 15, 2020
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
November 19, 2020
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
December 17, 2020
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
January 21, 2021
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
February 21, 2021
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
March 18, 2021
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
April 15, 2021
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Thursday
May 20, 2021
Exit Briefing for Employees Leaving NSF 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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
OD, OGC, OLPA, and ODI - Karen Santoro, Francisco Ruben, and Robin Clay

International and Integrative Activities
OD/OIA - Stephen Meacham
OD/ISE - Sam Howerton

NSB
Ann Bushmiller and Faith Hixson

Biological Sciences
OAD - Alan Tessier
MCB - Theresa Good
DBI - James Deshler
IOS - Michelle Elekonich
DEB - Simon Malcomber
EF - Alan Tessier

Computer and Information Science and Engineering
OAD - Erwin Gianchandani
CCF - Thyaga Nandagopal
CNS - Jeremy Epstein
ACI - Amy Friedlander
IIS - JD Kundu

Education and Human Resources
OAD - Sylvia James
DRL - Elizabeth VanderPutten
DGE - Charisse Carney-Nunes
HRD - Victor Santiago
DUE - Kathleen Bergin

Engineering
OAD - Linda Blevins
ECCS - Lawrence Goldberg
CBET - Timothy Patten
EEC - Don Millard
EFMA - Alias Smith
CMMI - Alexis Lewis
IIP - Carol Bessel

Geosciences
OAD - Scott Borg
AGS - Dave Verardo
OCE - Brian Midson
EAR - Robin Reichlin
OPP - Alexandra Isern

Mathematical & Physical Sciences
OAD - Tie Luo
AST - James Neff
CHE - Kathy Covert
DMS - Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska (Chris Stark, Alternate)
DMR - Alexios Klironomos
PHY - Jean Cottam

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

Information and Resource Management
OAD, DIS, DAS, and HRM - Peggy Gartner

Budget, Finance, and Award Management - Janis Coughlin-Piester

Office of the Inspector General - Jen Kendrick


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