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May 17, 2010
TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials
FROM: Dale Christopher Associate Director Program Services Division
SUBJECT: Notifying the United States Office of Government Ethics of Filing Extensions
The filing deadline for public financial disclosure reports (SF 278) has arrived. As you are aware, the public financial disclosure report is the primary tool used by the United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to identify and remedy potential conflicts of interest. To facilitate timely identification of potential conflicts of interest, an effective internal control system is necessary to ensure that agencies and OGE know when reports need to be collected. Therefore, OGE requests that you provide our office with the names of Presidentially Appointed Senate Confirmed (PAS) officials and Designated Agency Ethics Officials (DAEO) receiving extensions of the filing deadline and the length of those extensions. This information should be submitted by Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to email@example.com. This information will allow us to accurately notify agencies of which reports are still due to OGE.
As you may recall, OGE is requiring that agencies certify and submit PAS official and DAEO reports in accordance with the deadlines below:
Submit to OGE by
If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Snyder at (202) 482-9319. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.