The President Continued For 1 Year The National Emergency Suspension Of The Post-Employment Cooling Off Period For Retired Military Personnel

5 U.S.C. § 3326(b) provides that: A retired member of the armed forces may be appointed to a position in the civil service in or under the Department of Defense (including a nonappropriated fund instrumentality under the jurisdiction of the armed forces) during the period of 180 days immediately after his retirement.  The President may suspend this requirement if a state of national emergency exists.

On 30 Aug 2016, the President continued for 1 year the National Emergency related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  See 81 Fed. Reg. 60577, September 01, 2016  You can read the White House Notice at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/30/notice-continuation-national-emergency-respect-certain-terrorist-attacks

The practical effect is the ability to obtain a civilian job after retirement without the 6 month cooling period.  But also, keep in mind that if you violate an Ethics regulation or another regulation, then you also may jeopardize your security clearance.

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