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Dale "Chip" Christopher, Deputy Director for Compliance


Leadership Notes

“Why doesn’t OGE do more ethics investigations?” It is a fair question, with a good answer.

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Leadership Note
| 08/01/2022

“Why doesn’t OGE do more ethics investigations?” It is a fair question, with a good answer.

Legal Advisory
| 07/22/2022

OGE has completed its annual survey of prosecutions involving the conflict of interest criminal statutes and other related statutes for calendar year 2021.

Legal Advisory
| 07/15/2022

This Legal Advisory discusses financial disclosure reporting considerations for collectible Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Fractionalized Non-Fungible Tokens (F-NFTs).

Legal Advisory
| 07/05/2022

This Legal Advisory discusses the application of the 18 U.S.C. § 208 securities and mutual fund exemptions to cryptocurrency, stablecoins, and related investments.

Leadership Note
| 06/23/2022

One of our fundamental principles of ethical conduct in the executive branch requires the more than two million federal employees to provide equal opportunities to all Americans when carrying out their work.

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.


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