Maintaining Ethics Program Continuity during the COVID-19 Pandemic


OGE recently issued PA-20-01, which provided suggestions for maintaining ethics program continuity during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist you, OGE plans to distribute compilations of resources that address ethics issues that agencies may face when responding to COVID-19 and/or managing the disruptions caused by the pandemic.  These resources will all be available on this page.  

Ethics Program Communication for a Disrupted Workforce

In this short video, you will find tips for managing ethics program risk and maintaining ethics program communications during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Distance Learning Events


New Employee Orientation—an “Agency Culture” Bootcamp


Description:  Every agency has a distinct culture that is reflected in the work it performs, the achievements it prides, the beliefs that it values, and the behaviors it rewards or punishes. During this session we will explore how your initial ethics orientation can/should introduce new employees to your agency’s culture by addressing some or all of the following: (1) this is who we are; (2) this is what we do; (3) this is what we value and believe; and (4) this is how we do our work consistent with who we are and what we value and believe.


Ethics Education: Providing Annual Ethics Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Providing annual ethics training to a disrupted workforce may create challenges for agency ethics officials. This video offers suggestions for planning, creating and facilitating annual training at your agency.


Helpful Documents and Resources

PA-20-01 Maintaining Ethics Program Continuity during the COVID-19 Pandemic (.pdf)

PA-20-02 Deadlines and Procedures for Annual Public Financial Disclosure Reports of Executive Branch Employees (2020 Filing Cycle) (.pdf)

Coronavirus.gov — White House Coronavirus Task Force

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — CDC

Government Response to Coronavirus — USAgov

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