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

Qualified Trusts

In accordance with 5 C.F.R. 2634.404(a), any executive branch employee, spouse, or minor or dependent child (or that person's representative) who is interested in establishing a qualified blind trust or a qualified diversified trust must consult with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) prior to beginning the process of creating the trust. OGE is the only entity that has the authority to certify a qualified blind trust or a qualified diversified trust. Consulting with OGE early in the process can help determine if a trust is the most appropriate approach and, if so, will ensure that all requirements of the regulation are met.

 

Information on Qualified Trusts

 

Qualified Blind Trust Model Documents

 

Qualified Diversified Trust Model Documents

 

Additional Trust Documents