Propriety of Active Duty Military Personnel Employment During Off-Duty Hours With Civilian Firms Under Contract With Government

B-201504: Apr 20, 1981

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GAO was asked whether active duty military personnel assigned to the Army Intelligence and Security Command who are working during off-duty hours for civilian firms under contract with the government would be receiving extra pay for extra services in violation of the U.S. code. GAO has maintained that officers and enlisted personnel serving on active duty in the uniformed services may not be employed during their off-duty hours in civilian positions which are paid for by appropriated funds. GAO believes that the Army should also consider whether such employment is compatible with Army regulations prohibiting members from performing custodial services at their duty site if this action can reasonably be expected to create a conflict of interest.