Click here for the letter (pdf) to the Office of Government Ethics from Representative Tom Davis (R-VA), chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. This December 2003 letter outlines the recusal policy for Jennifer Safavian, the House Government Reform Committee's Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations, after her husband David Safavian was nominated to be the Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
The letter says that Jennfier Safavian should be recused from:
- "all matters where the conduct of officials and employees of the Office of Management and Budget is the central issue";
- "any oversight or investigation of the promulgation, dissemination, or enforcement by OFPP of federal procurement policy, including policies related to competitive sourcing or information technology";
- "oversight or investigation of any specific procurement matter a an agency or department other than OMB, unless I [Rep. Tom Davis] make a seperate and specific determination in writing."