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OGE Celebrates Transparency During Sunshine Week and Beyond

March 13, 2023

From:  Shelley Finlayson, Chief of Staff and Program Counsel

Transparency plays an essential role in strengthening trust in government. OGE works hard to fulfill this responsibility by making ethics documents publicly available and raising the American public’s awareness about the systems in place to prevent conflicts of interest and mechanisms available to hold their government accountable.

OGE uses its website to make publicly available key information about nearly all of its activities as the supervising ethics office of the executive branch. Available documents include agency program review reports, policy guidance, information about each agency’s ethics program, documentation of senior leaders’ compliance with ethics commitments, and financial disclosure reports of high-level officials.

In addition, you can access a repository of documents released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. You also can review oversight correspondence holding agencies accountable, as well as OGE’s responses to Congressional inquiries. Lastly, you can stay apprised of OGE’s current rule-making activities. 

We hope that you will take some time to look around OGE’s website and review the ethics documents that OGE makes available.