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Ethics Rules for New Employees

Whether you are new to HUD or are thinking about coming to work at HUD, it is important to understand the rules that will govern your conduct as a government employee, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees in the Executive Branch, HUD’s supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, and the Federal criminal conflict of interest laws.

The basic principle of government ethics is fairly straightforward – public office is a public trust, and you may not use your government office for private gain. However, the rules that implement this principle may seem complicated. Below you will find basic information about the ethics rules applicable to HUD employees, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct, as well as several documents that summarize the rules covering some common ethics questions.

Ethics Resources for New Employees