Director's Notes

The Three Branches of Government Team Up to Support Ethics

August 07, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Ethics practitioners from the three branches of the federal government meet regularly to discuss common ethics issues and areas of interest. These meetings provide an invaluable Government-wide perspective on ethics.

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Expansion of OGE’s Oversight of Agency Ethics Programs Through a New Inspections Process

July 18, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

OGE is responsible for evaluating the ethics programs of federal agencies. OGE has expanded the reach of its oversight function by supplementing program reviews with a new inspections process.

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2013 Year in Review

January 07, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

One year ago, I was sworn in as Director of OGE, a “small agency with the big mission of making sure the public can have confidence in the government’s impartiality.” Looking back a year later, I am proud of the work that OGE accomplished in 2013.

35th Anniversary of the Ethics in Government Act

November 08, 2013
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

The Office of Government Ethics celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the law most directly responsible for the executive branch ethics program as we know it.