Open Government

Committed to the principle of transparency in government, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics will provide the public with access to information about the work the agency is doing. The Open Government Directive issued by the Office of Management and Budget in 2009 directed all executive branch departments and agencies to take specific actions to achieve transparency, including the publication of information online. In addition to the sets of data that are available through this page, information about the agency’s work is available throughout the website, including the section on the Freedom of Information Act.

To submit general ideas and comments related to Open Government at OGE, to give feedback on the quality of information published by the agency, or to provide input about the kinds of information the agency should prioritize for publication, please contact the U.S. Office of Government Ethics by email at

Presidential Appointee and Nominee Records

This page contains a list of the persons whom President Obama has appointed to his administration and whose public financial disclosure records are available from OGE.  Copies of pledge waivers are also available in this section.

Program Review Reports

Use the searchable index on this page to find the report of OGE's ethics program review of a specific agency or department.

Travel Reports

This section contains the semiannual reports of agencies of payments for travel, subsistence, and related expenses received from non-Federal sources in connection with the attendance of employees at certain meetings or similar functions.  

Plain Language

Find out about OGE’s efforts to comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and comment on the understandability of posted OGE documents.