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United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

Confidential Financial Disclosure

Certain executive branch employees are required to file confidential financial disclosure reports (OGE Form 450). Each agency determines who must file a confidential financial disclosure report, based on criteria established by OGE. Typically, employees who file confidential financial disclosure reports are those whose duties involve the exercise of discretion in sensitive areas such as contracting, procurement, administration of grants and licenses, and regulating or auditing non-Federal entities.

The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to prevent conflicts of interest and to identify potential conflicts by providing for a systematic review of the financial interests of both current and prospective employees. Reviewing officials within each agency certify and maintain these reports. If a reviewing official identifies a potential conflict of interest between a filer's official duties and the filer's private financial interests and affiliations, several remedies are available to avoid an actual or apparent violation of Federal ethics laws and regulations.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Forms
The following 450 forms are also available from the OGE Forms Library for employees of those agencies that do not offer electronic filing: Helpful Resources for Confidential Financial Disclosure
This page contains helpful resources for both filers and reviewers of the OGE Form 450.
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