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Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.
Emory Rounds, Director
The Role of Ethics Officials in Supporting Federal Employees to Carry Out Their Jobs with Integrity
OGE has completed its annual survey of prosecutions involving the conflict of interest criminal statutes and other related statutes for calendar year 2020.
Sometimes employees need help understanding ethics rules. When they do have questions, they have someone to call for help: an agency ethics official.
OGE Seeks Your Feedback on its Draft Strategic Plan
This Legal Advisory explains new language in the ethics pledge that pertains to incoming appointees and memorializes OGE’s interpretation of language common to this ethics pledge and prior ethics pledges to reflect advice that OGE has provided in the past.
OGE helps ensure that the executive branch ethics community is ready and able to assist incoming administrations appoint senior government officials quickly and in compliance with ethics rules.
OGE developed this Guide as a resource for potential Senate-confirmed, Presidential nominees.
OGE has compiled the most pertinent laws under the jurisdiction of the executive branch ethics program as well as related statutes on which ethics officials are often called upon to provide advice to agency employees.
OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.
OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.
OGE developed Frequently Asked Questions on public financial disclosure reports to assist the public in understanding these reports and knowing when and how to access them.