Resources for Counseling Employees With Debt Issues

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch section 5 C.F.R. § 2635.101(b)(12) makes employee private debt a matter of government concern:

(12) Employees shall satisfy in good faith their obligations as citizens, including all just financial obligations, especially those—such as Federal, State, or local taxes—that are imposed by law.

Failure to pay a court-ordered obligation can be a basis for disciplinary action: OGE advisory opinion 94×9: Executive Branch Employee’s Obligation to Satisfy Just Debts.

A post on credit counselor resources might be useful for managers or DAEOs counseling an employee with debt issues.

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