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Emory Rounds

Emory Rounds, Director

Leadership Notes

How to Navigate the Holiday Season and Continue to Uphold the Public’s Trust

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Leadership Note
| 12/07/2022

As the holiday season arrives, OGE recognizes that gifts are an important part of many cultures and traditions. So, why then do the executive branch ethics rules prohibit accepting some gifts and what should you do if you are an employee who is offered one?

Program Advisory
| 12/01/2022

This Program Advisory provides an overview of OGE’s new professional development opportunities, as well as ongoing offerings.

| 12/01/2022

Provide your input on potential improvements to the executive branch public and confidential financial disclosure forms.

| 11/29/2022

One of OGE’s goals in its Equity Action Plan is to improve equitable access to ethics records available under the Ethics in Government Act.

Featured Resources

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 Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Ethical 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.