§ 1–608.81. Certificate of Good Standing filing requirement for Executive Branch attorneys.
(a)(1) Except as provided by the rules for temporary waiver of this requirement, each attorney, hearing officer, or administrative law judge who is required to be a member of the District of Columbia Bar as a prerequisite of employment, and who is employed by the Mayor, a subordinate agency under the Mayor, the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, or by any independent agency, shall file with the Department of Human Resources a Certificate of Good Standing from the Committee on Admissions of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals by December 15 of each year.
(2) The Director of Human Resources may verify the good standing of attorneys, hearing officers, and administrative law judges subject to this requirement by electronic means with the District of Columbia Bar.
(b) The Director of Human Resources shall publish in the District of Columbia Register, on an annual basis, a list of all attorneys, hearing officers, and administrative law judges who have not met the filing requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The Director of Human Resources shall promulgate rules and regulations concerning:
(1) The timing for filing a Certificate of Good Standing pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and associated procedures;
(2) The standards governing when a temporary waiver of the filing requirement established by subsection (a) of this section may be granted by the personnel authority for the agency; and
(3) The procedures by which attorneys, hearing officers, or administrative law judges shall be notified of the filing requirement established by subsection (a) of this section and whether they are in compliance with the requirement.
(d) The rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to subsection (c) of this section shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules and regulations within the 45-day review period, the rules and regulations shall be deemed approved.
(e) The failure of an attorney, hearing officer, or administrative law judge subject to subsection (a) of this section to comply with its requirements shall result in the forfeiture of employment.
(f) This section shall not apply to an attorney employed by the Council.