January 13, 2021
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) provides overall leadership and oversight of the executive branch ethics program designed to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest. OGE’s mission is part of the very foundation of public service. To carry out its mission, OGE:
- promulgates, maintains, and advises on enforceable standards of ethical conduct for more than 2.7 million employees in over 130 executive branch agencies, including the White House;
- offers education and training to the more than 5,000 ethics officials executive branch-wide;
- operates and maintains Integrity, a public financial disclosure management application required by the Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012;
- oversees a financial disclosure system that reaches more than 26,000 public and nearly 390,000 confidential financial disclosure report filers;
- monitors executive branch agency ethics programs and senior leaders' compliance with applicable ethics laws and regulations;
- prepares for Presidential transitions and provides assistance to the President and Senate in the Presidential appointments process;
- outreach to the general public, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations;
- and makes ethics documents publicly available.
OGE achieved an array of successes in fiscal year 2020. Despite its normal heavy workload and the disruptions caused by COVID-19, OGE met all of its performance goals, successfully completed three, major mission-critical projects of executive branchwide impact, and provided critical support to the ethics community in response to the pandemic.
To learn more about how OGE accomplishes its mission and about OGE’s future plans, read OGE's Annual Performance Report.