Thank you for your interest in employment with a Northrop Grumman company (“the Company”). As a U.S. government employee, you know the importance of complying with federal laws restricting the discussion of possible employment by government contractors if there is a potential conflict of interest. Failure to comply with such laws can result in severe penalties to you and the Company. Therefore, we require that you complete Questions 6 and 7 in the General Information of your Profile. We also need for you to provide a copy of any applicable disqualification that evidences agency approval of your disqualification request.
Question 6 asks questions designed to ascertain whether you are subject to any employment discussion restrictions under the Procurement Integrity Act (41 U.S.C. § 423). This law prohibits pre-employment contacts with the Company if you are participating personally and substantially in a procurement for a contract in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $100,000) for which the Company is a bidder or offeror. Participation includes, but is not limited to, such activities as: (i) drafting, reviewing, or approving specifications or statements of work; (ii) preparing or developing solicitations; (iii) evaluating offers or selecting a source; (iv) negotiating price and/or terms or conditions; and (v) reviewing or approving a contract award. This law also prohibits pre-employment contacts with the Company if someone under your direct supervision personally approves or participates in such activities. A copy of this law (41 U.S.C. § 423) and its implementing regulations (FAR 3.104) can be found at http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/41/423.html and http://www.arnet.gov/far/, respectively.
If you are participating in a procurement as described in Question 6, the Company can consider you for employment only if you provide a copy of your valid disqualification from matters involving Northrop Grumman.
Question 7 relates to restrictions that 18 U.S.C. § 208 may place on employment discussions between you and the Company. Under that law, federal employees, including special government employees, are precluded from participating personally and substantially in any particular matter in which the Company has a financial interest while they are directly (or through an intermediary) negotiating with, or while they have an arrangement for future employment with, the Company. A particular matter includes, without limitation, a contract, claim, controversy, request for a ruling or other determination, investigation, and a judicial or other proceeding. This restriction includes, but is not limited to, participating through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, rendering advice, or investigation. A copy of this law and the Office of Government Ethics’ implementing regulations (5 CFR Part 2637) can be found at, respectively: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000208----000-.html and http://www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/regulations/5cfr2637.aspx.
If you are engaged in any activity covered by the restrictions described in Question 7, you can engage in employment discussions with the Company only if you have disqualified yourself in writing from further participation in the covered activity.
Before you complete Questions 6 and 7, please ensure that you are familiar with both of these laws and their implementing regulations. If you are not sure if the laws apply to you or your activities, you should consult with your agency’s Designated Agency Ethics Official. If you have engaged in any activity covered by either 41 U.S.C. § 423 or 18 U.S.C. § 208 but are permitted to seek employment with the Company because you have complied with all applicable conditions and restrictions, please provide a copy of a valid disqualification from Northrop Grumman matters that you have submitted to your agency.
Please be aware that the Company cannot engage in any discussions with you about possible employment opportunities until you have completed Questions 6 and 7 and provided the supporting documentation required.
We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Northrop Grumman Talent Acquisition
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