Post Service Conflict-of-Interest Rules

Individuals at all levels who leave the public service continue to be subject to certain post-service conflict-of-interest rules. Some rules, such as restrictions on lobbying and employment, apply only to public servants who occupied designated senior positions. Others, such as the obligation to maintain confidentiality, not seek preferential treatment or switch sides on a matter before the Crown, apply to all former public servants.

It is important that individuals leaving the public service be made aware of the rules that will continue to apply to them. These are set out in the post-service conflict of interest tab.

We also have an information sheet, linked below, that we encourage ethics executives to provide to departing public servants at all levels.

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