The purpose of this report is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between duties and private financial interests or affiliations. Agency ethics officials will use the information filers provide to determine whether any potential conflicts exist. The form also will be made available if it is requested by a member of the public. Public requesters are prohibited, however, from using the information on an individual’s form for any unlawful or commercial purpose, or from using it as a basis to establish a credit rating or to solicit any money from the filer. The version of the OGE Form 278 available on the OGE website is for employees of those agencies that do not offer electronic filing. Go to the Forms Library to download the OGE Form 278.