DO-09-033: 2009 Ethics Pledge Compliance Assessment

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December 11, 2009



TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials

FROM: Robert I. Cusick Director

SUBJECT: 2009 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). The information will be used to prepare the annual public report as required by Executive Order 13490.

The assessment will be distributed to Designated Agency Ethics Officials (DAEO) the week of December 14, 2009 via email. We will also be contacting agencies to obtain related information.

The DAEO is responsible for ensuring a coordinated response to the assessment on behalf of the agency. To ensure that end-of-year data is captured, agency responses are to be submitted by January 11, 2010. Because the Ethics Pledge is an important component of the ethics program, it is essential that each agency provides a prompt and accurate response to the assessment.

If you are a DAEO and do not receive the assessment or have questions, 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.