Director's Notes

The National Government Ethics Summit Begins

September 12, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

OGE kicked off the National Government Ethics Summit this week.

Excitement Builds for the First National Government Ethics Summit

August 22, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Excitement is building for the first National Government Ethics Summit, which OGE is hosting throughout the month of September. Participate in the Summit virtually.

The Three Branches of Government Team Up to Support Ethics

August 07, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Ethics practitioners from the three branches of the federal government meet regularly to discuss common ethics issues and areas of interest. These meetings provide an invaluable Government-wide perspective on ethics.

Subjects: Outreach | Oversight | Permalink

Expansion of OGE’s Oversight of Agency Ethics Programs Through a New Inspections Process

July 18, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

OGE is responsible for evaluating the ethics programs of federal agencies. OGE has expanded the reach of its oversight function by supplementing program reviews with a new inspections process.

Subjects: Oversight | Permalink

Meet OGE’s Chief of Staff & Program Counsel, Shelley K. Finlayson

June 16, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Meet OGE’s Chief of Staff & Program Counsel, Shelley K. Finlayson.

Subjects: Announcements | Permalink

Public Financial Disclosure: Ensuring Integrity and Transparency in Government

May 19, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Every year, the government's top leaders disclose their financial interests in reports that are available to the public. This annual exercise in transparency is a cornerstone of the ethics program because the executive branch uses these reports to identify and resolve potential conflicts of interests.

Honoring Our Public Servants. Connecting Citizens with Their Government

May 05, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

It’s Public Service Recognition Week! OGE thanks the dedicated public servants in our nation’s workforce of more than 2 million executive branch employees, especially the 5,000 executive branch ethics officials who protect the integrity of the government’s operations.

Subjects: Events | Permalink

Two Years since the Passage of the STOCK Act

April 04, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Two years ago, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) imposed the most sweeping changes to executive branch ethics laws in over 20 years.

OGE Hosts Virtual Ethics Training Symposium

March 27, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

This week, OGE hosted a virtual training symposium for approximately 150 executive branch agency ethics officials.