CIB 93-17: Financial Disclosure Requirements under a Personal Services Contract (PSC)
Subject Category: Personal Services Contracts
Individuals employed by the Agency for International Development (AID) under PSCs are covered by all U.S. Government (USG) ethics laws which apply to direct hire employees. Included is the requirement that certain USG employees must file either the SF-450 Confidential, or the SF-278 Public Financial Disclosure Report. These requirements are imposed by statute, The Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. 101 et seq., and regulation, 5 C.F.R. Part 2634.
Most employees are not required to file either form and do not make any financial disclosure. Nonetheless, each position must be reviewed to determine whether the filing requirements apply. AID's Office of the Independent Counsel for Ethics, GC/ICE, has already worked closely with EMS personnel and EXO's to review all current employee positions worldwide and to stock and distribute the standard forms locally. A system is in place to review new direct hire positions as they are created. Now AID needs to proceed to review new and modified PSC positions when they are created as well.
Last updated: March 07, 2014