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Shelley Finlayson, Chief of Staff

Leadership Notes

OGE is a Key Link between the Executive Branch Ethics Program and the Congress

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What's New

| 03/29/2021

Summary of the ethics provisions that apply to Special Government Employees (SGEs)

Leadership Note
| 03/25/2021

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has a unique and important relationship with Congress.

Legal Advisory
| 03/11/2021

This Legal Advisory summarizes key legislation from the 116th Congress, including legislation that has been reintroduced in the current Congress. This Legal Advisory highlights enacted or proposed legislation that is relevant to the executive branch ethics program and relevant to specific agencies. This Legal Advisory also provides the updated Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws.

Leadership Note
| 03/03/2021

How can citizens know that their government leaders are following through on their ethics commitments? The answer: ethics agreements and ethics agreement compliance certifications.

Featured Resources

Presidential Election Readiness

OGE helps ensure that the executive branch ethics community is ready and able to assist incoming administrations appoint senior government officials quickly and in compliance with ethics rules.

Guide for Nominees (PDF)

OGE developed this Guide as a resource for potential Senate-confirmed, Presidential nominees.

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 Conduct (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of 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.