This information is for individuals who have accepted an invitation to serve on a Committee/Board and describes next steps they need to take to complete their appointment.
We appreciate your willingness to serve, which requires you to be appointed as a Special Government Employee (SGE). Therefore, you must take ethics training and complete certain documents to comply with Federal regulations and laws, such as the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and federal civil service employment law.
cannot serve as a member of a Committee/Board until you complete the required forms and each document is reviewed, analyzed, and determined to be in compliance by NIH staff.
Please be aware that there are a number of systems you will be using, which are listed below:
eCommons: eCommons is an online interface where principal investigators, trainees, and post-docs at institutions/organizations can access and share administrative information relating to research grants. You will use your eCommons credentials to log-in to NEES.
NEES: The NIH Enterprise
Ethics System is a secure mechanism used to complete and periodically update the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450). You will use your eCommons log-in credentials to access your NEES account.
USA Staffing Onboarding: This is the system you will use to complete required Human Resources documents for your appointment as an SGE.
If you have any questions about accessing or using any of the systems on this page, please contact your designated Institute/Center committee management contact.