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

OGE Launches Institute for Ethics in Government Learning Portal
April 27, 2018

I’m very pleased to announce the launch of OGE’s Institute for Ethics in Government learning portal.  Through its portal, OGE’s Institute for Ethics in Government announces courses for ethics officials, makes available on-demand learning tools, and shares research findings that can help ethics officials perform their duties more effectively. 

By making the Institute for Ethics in Government publicly available on OGE’s website we hope to increase the accessibility of these materials to ethics officials and increase transparency by sharing with citizens the educational opportunities we provide for the ethics community. 

We will also use the learning portal to share findings from our research into the behavioral and organizational sciences.  We have observed a growing focus in the private sector and internationally on designing ethics and compliance regimes around the full complexity of human decision making and organizational dynamics.  We’ve been fortunate to participate in some international scholarship in this area.  For example, we contributed to a recent report by the OECD, Behavioural Insights for Public Integrity, Harnessing the Human Factor to Counter CorruptionWe look forward to sharing lessons and model practices from our research with the ethics community and the broader public using our research blog.

You can visit the Institute for Ethics in Government online at: www.oge.gov/IEGApp