Army personnel must not engage in outside employment that:
- Interferes with their ability to perform their government duties
- Appears to create conflicts of interest involving the Army or the United States Government
- May reasonably be expected to bring discredit or criticism against the employee or the Army
This restriction further disallows canvassing, soliciting and peddling of goods and products (AVON, school candy, etc.) by employees during working hours.
Civilian employees must normally obtain official permission before engaging in off-duty employment if the prospective employer transacts or is proposing to transact business with the Department of Defense or its Departments. Inquiries regarding the appropriateness of off-duty employment should be directed to the Judge Advocate's Office.