On June 17, 2004, the USDA Office of Ethics released Ethics Issuance 04-2, Adjunct Professors. The purpose of this Issuance is that some Department programs require employees to be stationed at or near universities and to perform official duties at those university locations. Frequently, employees will engage in activities on behalf of the Department that affect or involve those universities. On many occasions, universities will designate Department employees with "adjunct professor" or similar titles. This issuance will apply existing rules of Government-wide and Department applicability to the situations in which universities have so designated employees with "adjunct professors" or similar titles. This issuance does not create any new rules.
USDA Ethics Issuance 04-2: Adjunct Professors
ADJUNCT DOs and DON'Ts