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

Compliance Division

The Compliance Division (CD) is responsible for (1) managing elements of the public financial disclosure program; and (2) monitoring and reviewing agency ethics programs to ensure compliance with applicable ethics requirements established by statutes, rules, regulations, and Executive Orders.


Program Review Division (PRB)
The Program Review Branch (PRB) exercises systemic oversight of the executive branch ethics program through ethics program reviews.  Ethics program reviews are designed to ensure consistent and sustainable ethics program compliance with established executive branch ethics laws, regulations and policies and to provide recommendations for meaningful program improvement.  To learn more about ethics program reviews see Ethics Program Reviews.

PRB also monitors compliance with ethics agreements made by Presidential Appointees during their Senate confirmation process to ensure commitments made to resolve potential conflicts of interests are timely met and appropriately resolved. 

Additionally, PRB is responsible for reviewing agency requests to institute alternative financial disclosure procedures and exempt Schedule C employees from public financial disclosure requirements.  


Financial Disclosure Branch (FDB)
The Financial Disclosure Branch ensures executive branch leaders who have been appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, as well as Designated Agency Ethics Officials (DAEOS), remain free of conflicts of interest after they take office by collecting and analyzing their annual, termination, and periodic transaction public financial disclosure reports. FDB reviews each report to ensure completeness and to resolve potential conflicts of interest. In addition to reviewing these reports, FDB posts reports to OGE’s website.

FDB also monitors compliance with ethics agreements made by Presidential Appointees during their Senate confirmation process to ensure commitments made to resolve potential conflicts of interests are timely met and appropriately resolved.


Key Staff
Dale 'Chip' Christopher, Deputy Director for Compliance
Daniel L. Skalla, Chief, Program Review Branch – Professional Staff 1
Doug Chapman, Chief, Program Review Branch – Professional Staff 2