Wednesday, March 07, 2012
SEC Amends Ethics Rules
The SEC made technical amendments to Conduct Rule 8(b), under which former members and employees of the agency are required to file a statement concerning their practice outside the government. The amendments change the office responsible for processing these statements and provide a means of filing a statement electronically. As of March 7, 2012, Rule 8(b) submissions should be sent to the Office of the Ethics Counsel rather than to the Secretary of the Commission. Release No. 34-66502.