Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Compensation of Government Employees for Referring Potential Job Applicants


The provision of monetary awards or administrative leave to government employees who refer potential job candidates for certain difficult-to-fill vacancies in the government is not barred by 18 U.S.C. § 211, which prohibits the receipt of anything of value in consideration for helping a person obtain government employment.

Updated July 9, 2014