GN 03980.080 Possible Violation of Conflict-of-Interest Provisions
Suspected violations of the conflict-of-interest provisions will be referred to SSA's Deputy Ethics Counselors.
Referral will be made by means of a brief narrative summary, identifying all parties by name, title, and office location.
Suspected violations discovered by DO's and PSC's will be referred to the Regional Commissioners, all of whom have been designated Deputy Ethics Counselors.
Suspected violations discovered in Central Office will be referred to the Director, Office of Research and Statistics, or to the Director, Office of Regulations, who have been designated Deputy Ethics Counselors for CO. Direct a copy of the referral to: the Office of Insurance Programs, Adjudicative Policy and Appeals Branch.