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

Key U.S. Reference Documents

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Standards of Conduct - Executive Branch

  • Executive Order 12674: Principles of Ethical Conduct for Government Officers and Employees (PDF)
  • Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. Part 2635) (PDF)


Criminal Conflict of Interest Laws

  • Unofficial OGE Compilation of Selected Provisions of the Conflict of Interests Laws (18 U.S.C. §§ 201-209, 216) (PDF)


Financial Disclosure

  • 5 U.S.C. app. Title I - Financial Disclosure Requirements of Federal Personnel
  • Public Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 278e) (Excel)
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 450) (PDF)


OGE's Governing Statute


Ethics-Related Laws

  • Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws (PDF)