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

PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION
August 25, 2016

OGE Transition Materials

  • OGE’s Role in the Presidential Transition 
    The law requires OGE to review the financial disclosure reports of most Presidential nominees for civilian positions requiring Senate confirmation. OGE reviews these reports for potential conflicts of interest and for compliance with disclosure requirements. OGE’s efforts to resolve potential conflicts help ensure that nominees will be able to perform the duties of their positions. 
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  • OGE’s Guide for the Presidential Transition Team
    The work of a Presidential transition is a monumental undertaking. OGE developed this Guide as a resource for the Presidential Transition Team to prepare for the upcoming transition so that top leadership positions can be filled quickly and free from conflicts of interest. This guide explains the nominee ethics process, provides strategies for establishing a strong ethical culture in the new Presidential administration, and includes useful reference materials.
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  • OGE’s Guide for Nominees
    OGE developed this Guide as a resource for potential Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed (PAS) nominees during the upcoming transition. The Guide contains helpful guidance for incoming PAS nominees including an introduction to the nominee process, guidance on financial disclosure, and an overview of key ethics rules and regulations. 
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  • OGE’s Appendix to the Guide for Nominees
    The Appendix to the Guide for Nominees contains detailed reference content, such as financial disclosure checklists, criteria for identifying excepted investment funds, and information on ongoing financial disclosure obligations.
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  • (Unofficial) Excel workbook listing positions for which OGE reviews nominees
    The official source for identifying political positions in the executive branch is the publication titled, “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions.” This publication, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published alternately by the Senate and the House committees after each Presidential election. However, the Presidential Transition Team will need to begin identifying possible nominees well before the election. To assist in this process, OGE has compiled an unofficial Excel workbook listing the civilian Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions traditionally subject to OGE’s review in the nomination process.
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  • Ways OGE Can Help in the Presidential Transition (1-page graphic)
    OGE is ready to assist the Presidential Transition Team in navigating the transition and laying the groundwork for a strong ethical culture in the new administration. OGE is also ready to assist in establishing a strong White House ethics program. 
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  • OGE’s Public Financial Disclosure Guide
    The Public Financial Disclosure Guide is an interactive tool to assist individuals who file or review public financial disclosure reports (OGE Form 278e or OGE Form 278-T). The Guide offers helpful instructions, illustrations of sample language, definitions of terms, and plain language answers to frequently asked questions.
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  • OGE’s Nominee Ethics Agreement Guide
    The ethics agreement outlines specific steps a nominee will take to avoid conflicts of interest. OGE’s staff and agency ethics officials draft each ethics agreement using standardized language from this Guide that will be modified as needed to tailor the agreement to the nominee’s unique circumstances. 
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  • Nominee Public Financial Disclosure Review Checklists
    OGE developed this collection of public financial disclosure checklists for incoming Presidential nominees who file public financial disclosure reports, as well as for agency reviewers. The collection includes a general checklist applicable to all nominees and supplemental checklists that target incoming attorneys; corporate officers, employees, and directors; university professors and deans; and investment fund managers.
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  • OGE’s Electronic Public Financial Disclosure Filing System, Integrity
    Presidential nominees in the executive branch file public financial disclosure reports through Integrity, the executive branch electronic financial disclosure system. The online user manual for Integrity provides useful explanations of the system’s features. A user name and password is required to access both Integrity and its user manual.
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  • Presidential Appointee & Nominee Records 
    Follow this link for access to public financial disclosure reports and ethics agreements, executive branch agency Ethics Pledge waivers, and the annual report on Executive Order 13490 (Ethics Pledge).
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  • The theme of OGE’s 2016 National Government Ethics Summit:  Presidential Transition
    The National Government Ethics Summit held this spring kicked off OGE’s efforts to ensure that the more than 4,500 ethics officials throughout the executive branch are prepared to help facilitate a smooth transition between Presidential administrations. Follow this link and the links below for more information on OGE’s 2016 National Government Ethics Summit and other Presidential Transition readiness efforts. 
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  • Materials from the 2016 National Government Ethics Summit on the Presidential Transition (March 8-10, 2016)
  • OGE Form 278 (Public Financial Disclosure Report) and OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report)
    Follow this link for access to OGE’s financial disclosure forms and instructions for downloading the forms.
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  • OGE Senior Leadership
    Follow this link to learn more about OGE’s Senior Leadership.
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  • OGE Staff Contact Information
    Follow this link for an OGE staff listing and contact information.
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  • OGE Agency Profile
    This profile provides an overview of the executive branch ethics program and OGE. It also includes detailed information about OGE’s leadership, structure, and components; major functional areas; and critical management practices. (page version, print version)


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