December 29, 2016
On November 2, 2016, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) issued a final rule amending the regulation that establishes requirements for agency ethics programs. See Executive Branch Ethics Program Amendments, 81 Fed. Reg. 76,271 (Nov. 2, 2016) (to be codified at 5 C.F.R. part 2638). Among other changes, it establishes two new requirements that in most cases will necessitate coordination between agency ethics officials and human resources officials. These requirements involve notices that must be issued to prospective new employees and to new supervisors.
For more information, please see Program Advisory PA-16-11, dated December 29, 2016: