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

Training on the Amendments to 5 C.F.R. 2635 Subpart B, Restrictions on Gifts from Sources outside the Government
January 5, 2017

In a two-part web broadcast, Leigh Francis from OGE’s Ethics Law and Policy Branch reviewed the recent amendments to 5 C.F.R. Part 2635, Subpart B, which were published as a final rule on November 18, 2016. See 81 FR 81641-81657. 

In Part I of the broadcast, which was held on Wednesday, December 7, he discussed structural changes the rule makes to Subpart B’s current framework, including the new 5 C.F.R. § 2635.201(b) (“Considerations for declining otherwise permissible gifts.”). 

In Part II of the broadcast, which took place on Wednesday, December 14, he discussed changes the rule makes to Subpart B’s gift exceptions, located at 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204. You may access the final rule at the following link:  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/pdf/2016-27036.pdf.  

Part I Broadcast (December 7, 2016):  https://youtu.be/jcOb0bMZKmY 

Materials: Part I Slide Deck*

Part II Broadcast (December 14, 2016): https://youtu.be/maVe8dCuKFc 

Materials: Part II Slide Deck*

*These slide decks are from two webinars held before the final rule for Subpart B went into effect.  For this reason, the “current language/framework” in the slides means Subpart B before the final rule went into effect on January 1, 2017.