I filed an annual OGE Form 450 covering the reporting period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. I have reviewed my copy of that report. Between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, there have been no changes in the information that I reported on that form. I have no new assets and income, no new liabilities, no new outside positions, no new agreements and arrangements, and no new gifts and travel reimbursements. I have not sold any assets I previously listed in Part I, nor have I resigned from any outside positions I previously reported in Part III. Do I have to fill out the OGE Form 450, or may I fill out the OGE Form 450-A?
It depends. If your agency has approved the use of the OGE Form 450-A for its employees, you may file the 450-A because the information on your form has not changed from the prior year. Not all agencies, however, use the 450-A. Even if an agency has approved the use of the form, they may periodically require you to file a new OGE Form 450 even if you have no changes to the form. Check with your agency ethics official.