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Transparency plays an essential role in strengthening trust in government

March 11, 2024

Shelley Finlayson, Acting Director and Program Counsel

During Sunshine Week (March 10 – 16) and beyond OGE works hard to facilitate transparency by making ethics documents publicly available and raising the American public’s awareness about the systems in place to prevent conflicts of interest and mechanisms available to hold their government accountable.

OGE uses its website to make publicly available key information about nearly all of its activities as the supervising ethics office of the executive branch. Available documents include agency program review reports, policy guidanceinformation about each agency’s ethics programdocumentation of senior leaders’ compliance with ethics commitments, and financial disclosure reports of high-level officials.

In addition, you can access a repository of documents released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. You also can review oversight correspondence holding agencies accountable, as well as OGE’s responses to Congressional inquiries. Lastly, you can stay apprised of OGE’s current rule-making activities. 

We hope that you will take some time to look around OGE’s website and review the ethics documents that OGE makes available.