FCC 19.735-203 Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 19.735-203 Nonpublic information.
(a) Except as authorized in writing by the Chairman pursuant to
paragraph (b) of this section, or otherwise as authorized by the
Commission or its rules, nonpublic information shall not be disclosed,
directly or indirectly, to any person outside the Commission. Such
information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) The content of agenda items (except for compliance with the
Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b); or
(2) Actions or decisions made by the Commission at closed meetings
or by circulation prior to the public release of such information by the
(b) An employee engaged in outside teaching, lecturing, or writing
shall not use nonpublic information obtained as a result of his
Government employment in connection with such teaching, lecturing, or
writing except when the Chairman gives written authorization for the use
of that nonpublic information on the basis that its use is in the public
(c) This section does not prohibit the disclosure of an official
meeting agenda listing titles and summaries of items for discussion at
an open Commission meeting. Also, this section does not prohibit the
disclosure of information about the scheduling of Commission agenda
Note: Employees also should refer to the provisions of the Standards
of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, at 5 CFR
2635.703, on the use of nonpublic information. As is the case with
section 2635.703, this part is intended only to cover knowing
unauthorized disclosures of nonpublic information.
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