AFTER LEAVING GOVERNMENT
"A politician would do well to remember that he has to live with his conscience longer than he does with his constituents." -- Melvin Laird
What restrictions apply after I leave Government service?
There are some criminal laws that will apply to you after you
leave your Government position. These post-employment
restrictions do not prohibit you from working for any particular
employer but they do limit some of the activities you may
undertake in your new job. The rules are designed to prevent you
from "switching sides" on a matter after you leave Government.
There are additional post-employment rules that apply
specifically to people involved in Government procurement
activities. Before leaving Government, you should discuss with
your agency's ethics official how the post-employment
restrictions will apply to you.
Guidance From The Office of Government Ethics: