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Shelley Finlayson

Shelley Finlayson, Acting Director

Leadership Notes

More than Compliance: The Value of the Annual Agency Ethics Program Questionnaire

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Legal Advisory
| 09/28/2023

This Legal Advisory provides frequently raised questions and answers concerning the application of the Federal ethics laws to employees’ use of personal professional networking accounts and monetized personal social media activities.

Legal Advisory
| 09/27/2023

This Legal Advisory provides guidance on when an employee may have a disqualifying financial interest under 18 U.S.C. § 208 arising from ownership of digital assets.

Leadership Note
| 09/07/2023

Maintaining the public’s trust is a shared responsibility between OGE and executive branch agencies.

Program Advisory
| 09/06/2023

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.

Legal Advisory
| 07/31/2023

OGE has completed its annual survey of prosecutions involving the conflict of interest criminal statutes and other related statutes for calendar year 2022.

Leadership Note
| 07/26/2023

OGE keeps an eye on the health of the executive branch ethics program in a number of ways.

Featured Resources

Financial Disclosure Resources for Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates

This page contains resources to assist Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates in filing public financial disclosures.

Resources for Nominees to Senate-Confirmed Positions

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.

Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws (PDF)

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.

Summary of the Standards of Conduct (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.

Institute for Ethics in Government

OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.

Public Financial Disclosure Guide

OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.

Updated Public Financial Disclosure Frequently Asked Questions

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.