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Dale "Chip" Christopher, Deputy Director for Compliance

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OGE’s New Strategic Objective: Using OGE Authorities to Address Known Ethics Risks

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What's New

Legal Advisory
| 11/14/2022

This Legal Advisory provides guidance on the application of the post-employment restrictions in the ethics pledge in Executive Order 13989 to appointees who signed the ethics pledge.

Leadership Note
| 11/03/2022

OGE’s mission is one of prevention. That doesn’t mean that OGE does not act when it becomes aware of potential ethics risks in executive branch agencies.

Leadership Note
| 10/12/2022

Ethics is a mission that is important to everyone in our country. Whether you are a taxpayer, a Social Security recipient, a grantee, or a policy advocate, good and ethical government is important to you.

Leadership Note
| 09/28/2022

Ethical culture can seem like a vague concept and fostering an ethical culture may seem to make as much sense as trying to bottle sunshine.

Featured Resources

Resources for Nominees to Senate-Confirmed Positions

OGE provides a collection of resources to help potential Presidential nominees to Senate-confirmed positions understand the Nominee process and the ethics rules to which they would be subject after confirmation.

Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws (PDF)

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.

Summary of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.

Institute for Ethics in Government

OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.

Public Financial Disclosure Guide

OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.

Updated Public Financial Disclosure Frequently Asked Questions

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.