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Agency Practices in Providing Ethics Advice & Counsel: Results from the 2019 Data Call

September 30, 2020

OGE recently released the results from the 2019 data call regarding agency practices in providing ethics advice and counsel.  The report is available here.

The report describes the differences in how agencies structure their advice and counsel services, including

  • the differences between more centralized or decentralized models
  • the volume and source of agency ethics questions
  • how agencies assign work to the ethics staff
  • the type of support provided by human resources staff and supervisors

The report also describes the practices around the provision of advice and counsel, including

  • how agencies make employees aware of the availability of ethics advice
  • how agencies ensure consistency of advice
  • how agencies use technology in their counseling program
  • what approaches agencies use to assess, overall, their process for providing advice