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

Budget and Appropriations

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is an executive branch agency that oversees the federal executive branch ethics system with a staff of 80 full time equivalent positions and a current budget of approximately $17 million. OGE successfully accomplishes its mission-critical activities by leveraging its internal resources through cross-functional management. OGE’s main assets are its professional employees. Salaries, rent and basic operating expenses comprise approximately 96% of OGE’s annual expenditures. OGE’s appropriation is found in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill in the House and Senate.

Budget Submissions to Congress
OGE’s annual budget request to Congress includes a summary of OGE’s accomplishments of the prior fiscal year as well as plans for the current and subsequent fiscal years. The goals and objectives follow OGE’s five year strategic plan.
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OGE’s appropriation supports its mission-critical work to foster high ethical standards for executive branch employees and strengthen the public’s confidence that the Government’s business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.
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