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Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.
Shelley Finlayson, Acting Director
More than Compliance: The Value of the Annual Agency Ethics Program Questionnaire
Maintaining the public’s trust is a shared responsibility between OGE and executive branch agencies.
This Program Advisory provides an advance copy of the Annual Agency Ethics Program Questionnaire, explains how and when agencies must submit their response, describes the changes made from the previous questionnaire, and reminds agencies of the public availability of the questionnaire.
OGE has completed its annual survey of prosecutions involving the conflict of interest criminal statutes and other related statutes for calendar year 2022.
OGE keeps an eye on the health of the executive branch ethics program in a number of ways.
This Legal Advisory provides guidance on the application of several ethics laws and regulations to detailees between executive branch agencies, including in relation to agency supplemental regulations, the Standards of Conduct, financial disclosure filing, and required ethics training.
This Legal Advisory provides guidance regarding the availability of the exemptions found at 5 C.F.R. part 2640, subpart B, when an agency waives its prohibited holding rule.
This page contains resources to assist Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates in filing public financial disclosures.
OGE provides a collection of resources to help potential Presidential nominees to Senate-confirmed positions understand the Nominee process and the ethics rules to which they would be subject after confirmation.
OGE has compiled the most pertinent laws under the jurisdiction of the executive branch ethics program as well as related statutes on which ethics officials are often called upon to provide advice to agency employees.
OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.
OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.
OGE developed Frequently Asked Questions on public financial disclosure reports to assist the public in understanding these reports and knowing when and how to access them.