GOVERNMENT: Code of Honor

Long before Capitol Hill's noisiest business baiters got worked up about the WOCs* (TIME. July 18 et seq.), Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks was working out a code of conduct to avoid conflict, or the appearance of conflict, between Government duties and private interests. Last week Secretary Weeks handed down his six-page code, warned his 45,700 employees that failure to observe it could cost them their jobs. Under his new rules, Commerce employees may not:

— Accept any gift, loan or entertainment that tends to influence the performance of official duty.

— Engage in...

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