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Dave Apol

Dave Apol, General Counsel

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Public Financial Disclosure: A Cornerstone of the Public Trust

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What's New

Legal Advisory
| 06/09/2021

This Legal Advisory explains new language in the ethics pledge that pertains to incoming appointees and memorializes OGE’s interpretation of language common to this ethics pledge and prior ethics pledges to reflect advice that OGE has provided in the past.

Program Advisory
| 06/01/2021

In this Program Advisory, OGE asks each agency to forward its annual letter stating whether its components that are currently designated should remain designated for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). Any request to modify the existing list of components should be submitted in accordance with regulatory procedures.

Leadership Note
| 05/17/2021

Every day, government leaders make decisions that will have profound effects on the lives of their fellow citizens.

Leadership Note
| 05/03/2021

During this Public Service Recognition Week, I am grateful for each and all of the contributions, big and small, made by public servants to help our nation weather the Covid-19 pandemic.

Program Advisory
| 04/22/2021

This Program Advisory provides filing deadlines for the public financial disclosure reports of executive branch employees and procedures for the reports agencies are required to transmit to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

Featured Resources

Presidential Election Readiness

OGE helps ensure that the executive branch ethics community is ready and able to assist incoming administrations appoint senior government officials quickly and in compliance with ethics rules.

Guide for Nominees (PDF)

OGE developed this Guide as a resource for potential Senate-confirmed, Presidential nominees.

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 Conduct (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of 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.