DO-08-028: 2008 Ethics Program Awards

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September 10, 2008



TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials

FROM: Robert I. Cusick Director

SUBJECT: 2008 Ethics Program Awards

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is pleased to announce the 2008 Ethics Program Award recipients. The Ethics Program Award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing the ethics program. Award recipients were selected based on a variety of achievements ranging from effectively administering each element of the overall ethics program to implementing model practices that advanced the program beyond mere compliance with the ethics laws and regulations. Model practices included agencies exhibiting leadership involvement in the ethics program, conducting self-assessments, and developing comprehensive written procedures to ensure consistent program administration and to foster effective succession planning.

The Ethics Program Award reflects the importance OGE places on commitment and diligence in implementing the ethics program. Please join OGE in recognizing and congratulating the following agencies on their outstanding achievements:

Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Secretary


Department of Defense 

Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Defense Commissary Agency

Defense Contract Audit Agency


Department of the Army 

Army Materiel Command


Department of the Navy 

Naval Air Systems Command

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division

Naval Audit Service

Naval Education and Training Command

Naval Hospital Pensacola


Independent Agencies 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Securities and Exchange Commission