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

Ethics Training Tools and Templates

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is pleased to announce the release of a portfolio of education and training products agency ethics officials can use for initial ethics orientation and annual ethics training. These education products not only exceed the minimum regulatory requirements, but were specifically designed to be customized by agencies and tailored to their missions and to the work their employees perform.


Initial Ethics Orientation Products

For initial ethics orientation, OGE has developed four booklets that introduce new employees to the ethical obligations of public service. These booklets are designed to provide new employees with concise summaries of the principles, standards and laws in a user-friendly format that is at once approachable and informative.

These materials can be customized by agency ethics officials.  

Project Files for Customization and Electronic Delivery (With Hyperlinks)

Materials for Customization (No Hyperlinks)

Accessible Versions


 Annual Ethics Training Products

OGE has created a library of annual ethics training scenarios, a supplemental handbook that includes summaries of the Standards of Conduct and conflict of interest statutes, and a how-to video series to help ethics officials conduct effective annual ethics training.  

These materials can be customized by agency ethics officials.