Conforming Change 7 to DoD 5500.07-R, the Joint Ethics regulation (JER), involves extensive legal updates and revisions. The changes include deleting superseded provisions of law and regulation, eliminating unnecessary provisions (like those that simply paraphrase applicable law), and updating legal citations. The changes are not meant to, and should not, change the remaining policies. The changes are readily-identifiable by the red-line tracked changes. Change 7 also completes Phase 1 of the JER re-write, and moves the JER to the DoD Issuances website. A link will still be found on SOCO's website. See the updated JER here.
Please direct any and all questions to your local ethics officials.
DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this advisory is to disseminate relevant information and sources of general guidance, policy and law on Government Ethics issues to the Department of Defense ethics community. Advisories are not intended to be and should not be cited as authoritative guidance, DoD policy, or law.