United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 401-408: Office of Government Ethics
February 25, 2016

5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 401-408 provide for the establishment of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and describes the responsibilities of the Director of OGE. The Director has the following responsibilities:

  • to develop, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Office of Personnel Management, regulations pertaining to conflicts of interest and ethics in the executive branch;
  • to develop regulations establishing procedures for the filing, review, and public availability of financial disclosure reports filed by employees of the executive branch;
  • to conduct reviews of financial disclosure reports filed by employees of the executive branch to determine whether the reports reveal possible violations of the conflict of interest laws and regulations; and
  • to consult with agency ethics officials regarding resolution of conflicts of interest in individual cases.