DO-10-007: 2010 Ethics Program Awards

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May 3, 2010



TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials

FROM: Robert I. Cusick Director

SUBJECT: 2010 Ethics Program Awards

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is pleased to announce the 2010 Ethics Program Award recipients. The Ethics Program Award is presented to agencies that demonstrated outstanding achievements in the management of their ethics programs. Award recipients were selected based on a variety of accomplishments 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:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

Department of Commerce 

Department of Health and Human Services 

Office of the Secretary

Office of the General Counsel – Ethics Division

Health Resources and Services Administration

Department of the Interior 

Departmental Ethics Office

Department of Justice 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Environmental Protection Agency 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 

Federal Trade Commission 

Merit System Protection Board 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

George C. Marshall Space Flight Center

Langley Research Center

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 

Peace Corps 

Tennessee Valley Authority