EPA Records Schedule 069
Status: Final, 02/12/2007
Title: Ethics Program Implementation, Interpretation, Counseling, and Development Files
Function: 403-256 - Employee Relations
NARA Disposal Authority:
This schedule authorizes the disposition of the record copy in any media (media neutral), excluding any records already in electronic form. Records designated for permanent retention must be transferred to the National Archives in accordance with NARA standards at the time of transfer.
- General Records Schedule 25/1
Includes records maintained by ethics program offices relating to the development, review, implementation, and interpretation of proposed or established executive branch standards of ethical conduct and other ethics regulations; conflict of interest and other ethics related statutes and Executive Orders; and any agency supplemental standards of ethical conduct and other agency ethics-related regulations and directives. Including:
Records documenting the review of proposed or established ethics-related statutes and regulations by ethics program officials, including copies of proposed legislation, comments, and all related records.
Determinations, including advice and counseling to individual employees, and supporting records.
Records relating to requests under agency supplemental standards of ethical conduct for prior approval of outside employment and activities.
Item a: Routine determinations and interpretations
Includes records such as determinations regarding attendance at widely-attended gatherings that appropriate agency ethics officials determine are related to the routine, non-precedential application of settled legal standards to common factual situations and are not interpretations of the conflict of interest statutes, 18 U.S.C. 202-209, and other ethics statutes the violation of which may result in criminal penalties or civil fines.
Destroy when 3 years old or when superseded or obsolete, whichever is later.
Item b: All other records
Destroy when 6 years old or when superseded or obsolete, whichever is later.
Reasons for Disposition:
Conforms to NARA's General Records Schedule 25, item 1.
Item c for electronic mail and word processing system copies was deleted 08/15/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
Office of General Counsel, Office of Deputy General Counsel
- Contact: Justina Fugh
- Telephone: 202-564-1786
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: Not applicable
NARA Approval: 04/00/2003