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

Policies & Procedures

This section contains the administrative policies and procedures of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), such as the agency's policies on ensuring equal employment opportunities and on safeguarding personally identifiable information.


Information Quality Guidelinespdf
OGE issues these Information Quality Guidelines to describe the agency’s policy for ensuring the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information that it disseminates to the public and to set forth the administrative procedures by which an affected person may obtain correction of disseminated information that does not comply with the guidelines.


Plan for Shutting Down Operations in the Event of a Lapse of Appropriationspdf
This document sets forth OGE’s plan for shutting down operations in the event of a lapse of appropriations.


OGE Information Quality


OGE Policy Statement on Whistleblower Protection and Prohibited Personnel Practices
Federal employees have the right to be free from prohibited personnel practices, including retaliation for whistleblowing. OGE is committed to providing a work environment free from whistleblower retaliation and ensuring that all employees are aware of their rights as well as the safeguards that are in place to protect them.

Breach of Personally Identifiable Information
Safeguarding personally identifiable information (name, date of birth, social security number, etc.) is a responsibility shared by all OGE employees and contractors.

Notice To Agency Employees and Check Writers: PCC-OTC (Paper Check Conversion Over the Counter)
Note about writing checks.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedurespdf
This is a guide to OGE's procedures for providing reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, dated June 27, 2001.

Executive Order 13160 Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 508 Procedures
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is a Federal agency. As part of its function, OGE provides ethics training to Federal employees in the executive branch. Executive Order 13160 mandates equal opportunity in all Federally conducted education and training programs. Under the Executive Order, discrimination on the


Policy Regarding Performance and Conduct for Senior Executives and Senior Level Employeespdf
Policy Regarding Performance and Conduct for Senior Executives and Senior Level Employees.


OGE Policy Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassmentpdf
OGE is committed to providing equal opportunity for its employees and applicants for employment and to prohibit discrimination in its employment programs and in all aspects of the agency's employment policies, practices and activities because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. OGE also supports a working environment that is free from sexual harassment. Read the entire policy statement


OGE Policy Statement on Anti-Harassmentpdf
OGE is committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment and to taking steps to prevent harassment in the workplace as early as possible. Read the entire policy statement


OGE Policy on and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilitiespdf
OGE is committed to ensuring that all employees with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation for their known physical and mental limitations unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on agency operations. Read the entire memorandum