PA-11-01: Ethics Pledge Compliance Assessment

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January 27, 2011


TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials

FROM: Robert I. Cusick

SUBJECT: Ethics Pledge Compliance Assessment

The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is compiling information to assess agency compliance with Executive Order 13490, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel” (January 21, 2009). OGE is requesting information relative to full-time non-career appointees appointed during calendar year 2010. The information will be used to prepare the annual public report as required by the Executive Order.

The assessment was distributed to Designated Agency Ethics Officials (DAEO) and Alternate DAEOs on January 24, 2011 via email. OGE will also be contacting agencies to obtain related information as necessary.

The DAEO is responsible for ensuring a coordinated response to the assessment on behalf of the agency. Because the Ethics Pledge is an important component of the ethics program, it is essential that each agency submit a prompt and accurate response by February 28, 2011.

If you are a DAEO or Alternate DAEO and did not receive the assessment via email or you have questions about the assessment, please contact Karen Rigby, Lead Management Analyst, Program Review Division, at 202-482-9212 or at You may also contact Trish Zemple, Associate Director, at 202-482-9286.