Federal Ethics Rules and Their Impacts on Recruiting and Retaining Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Employees

November, 2014
IDA document: P-5208
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Vanessa Peña, Michael C. Mineiro, Ryan M. Whelan See more authors
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) requested that the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) identify the potential challenges of Federal ethics rules on recruitment and retention of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employees across the Executive branch of the Federal Government, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Energy (DOE), and report on potential suggestions to ameliorate those challenges. This report identifies and analyzes the potential impacts that Federal ethics rules have on recruiting and retaining STEM employees in the Executive branch.