June 6, 2016
On June 6, 2016, OGE published a proposed rule amending 5 C.F.R. Part 2638, “The Executive Branch Ethics Program.” This comprehensive revision is informed by more than three decades of experience gained by OGE and agency ethics officials in administering the program. The proposed rule defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures. The public has until August 5, 2016, to comment. The proposed rule is available here: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13152.pdf.