Hiring Individuals from the Government: What Post-Employment Looks Like

Listen to Robert L. Walker, of counsel in Wiley’s Election Law and Government Ethics Practice and Kara M. Sacilotto, a partner in Wiley’s Government Contracts Practice, webinar on “Hiring Individuals from the Government: What Post-Employment Looks Like.” This webinar provides an overview of key legal, ethical, and practical pitfalls encountered from individuals and some of the unique issues government contractors face when hiring former government employees. See below for a few key takeaways from the webinar related to requirements relevant to hiring individuals from – or having an employee of your organization move to – the federal government.

  • Former federal employees are an essential source of experience and expertise for many organizations.
  • To maximize the upside to your organization, when hiring from the federal executive branch or Congress your organization needs to navigate carefully through a landscape of legal requirements, including:
    • Conflict of interest, notification, and recusal requirements for the prospective hire
    • Post-government employment restrictions on communications with the government by former government employees
    • Unique and additional requirements for:
      • Biden Administration appointees
      • U.S. Department of Defense civilian and military personnel
      • Procurement personnel and their contractor-employers
  • Conflict of interest, ethics, and “revolving door” restrictions may also affect your organization if an employee serves on a federal advisory body or moves to a position in the executive branch.

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