All new Members, officers, and employees are required to complete Code of Official Conduct training within 60 days of commencing Senate service. The Committee also encourages refresher and specialized training throughout your Senate tenure. Find an upcoming training here, or contact the Committee to schedule a specialized session.
FAQ of the Day
A § 501(c)(3) charity has asked if the Senator would be willing to donate a lunch with the Senator in the Senate Dining Room to auction at their annual fundraiser. Is this permissible under Senate Rules?
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Code of Conduct Training
All Members, officers, and employees are required to complete ethics training within 60 days of beginning their Senate position.Learn More
Senate Rules, federal law, and related standards of conduct impose significant limitations on Members, officers, and employees accepting gifts.Learn More
Travel offered to Members, officers, and employees is governed by Senate Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines for Privately-Sponsored Travel, and generally requires the Committee’s written pre-approval.Learn More
Conflicts of Interest
Senate Rules, federal law, and related standards of conduct require Members, officers, and employees to uphold their duty of public trust by avoiding conflicts of interest.Learn More
Federal law, Senate Rules, and related standards of conduct prohibit Members, officers, and employees from using official resources for campaign activity.Learn More
Senate Rule 36 and federal law require Members, officers, and certain employees to publicly disclose detailed information about their financial holdings, income, liabilities, outside agreements, etc.Learn More
Prohibition on Unofficial Office Accounts
Senate Rule 38, federal law, and related standards of conduct prohibit private donations, in cash or in kind, in support of official Senate activities or expenses.Learn More
Senate Rule 43, federal law, and related standards of conduct outline how Members, officers, and employees may perform constituent service, including assisting constituents before government officials and agencies.Learn More
The mailing frank—the facsimile signature of a Senator on an envelope that takes the place of a stamp—is subject to limitations imposed by federal law, Senate regulations, and related standards of conduct.Learn More