Foreign Government talent Recruitment Programs
DOE Order 486.1 requires that the Lab’s contract be modified to implement additional requirements related to foreign government talent recruitment programs. Employees are prohibited from engaging in outside activities that are funded, sponsored or supported by a foreign government talent recruitment program of countries of risk, which at this time, is limited to China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. This list is subject to change.
We’ll address these new requirements through an extension of the Lab’s existing Outside Employment and Consulting Policy. The key requirement is that employees and others must self-identify their participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program.
Our Lab implementation team is working to address questions that may arise. Please direct questions to ForeignTalent@lbl.gov. Your assistance and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
We’ve developed a self-identification matrix, and a set of FAQ’s for your use.
Click to download FAQ’s PDF
The full DOE order is available for review, as well as DOE’s definition of a foreign government talent recruitment program.