The U.S. Office of Government Ethics created the schedule of important ethics dates to remind executive branch agency ethics officials of important dates and deadlines throughout the year.
Link to PDF of 2015 Important Ethics Dates
The October 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015 period for reporting payments of travel accepted from non-Federal sources ends today. Agencies should begin to prepare their 1353 travel reports. Agencies may use either the OGE Form 1353 or the Standard Form (SF) 326. (31 U.S.C. § 1353(d)(2)(B))
All annual Public Financial Disclosure reports are due today, unless the filer has been granted an extension. Remember to document the extension. (5 CFR § 2634.201(a), 5 CFR § 2634.201(f))
Due to Agency Ethics Official
All annual Confidential Financial Disclosure reports from filers granted 90-day extensions. (5 CFR § 2634.903(d))
Response to OGE’s Public Financial Disclosure Data Call for corrections/revisions to the list of Presidential appointees confirmed by the Senate (PAS), Designated Agency Ethics Officials (DAEOs) and other persons whose Public Financial Disclosure Reports are required to be forwarded to OGE for review and certification in 2015. Include information on any extensions granted and the length thereof. Responses should be submitted to email@example.com.
Due to OGE
The 1353 travel report for payments of travel accepted from non-Federal sources is due today. Agencies must submit either a positive or a negative report. Agencies may use either the OGE Form 1353 or the Standard Form (SF) 326. The 1353 travel report should cover the period of October 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015. Please submit reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. (31 U.S.C. § 1353(d)(2)(B))
The late filing fee now applies to annual Public Financial Disclosure report filers who did not submit their reports to agency ethics officials, unless the filer has been granted an extension. Remember, checks should be made payable to the U.S. Treasury. (5 CFR § 2634.704)
All annual Public Financial Disclosure reports from filers granted 45-day extensions. (5 CFR § 2634.201(f))
Today is the last day for filers to request an additional 45-day extension to the Public Financial Disclosure deadline. Remember to document the extension. (5 CFR §2634.201(f))
Agencies must submit a letter stating whether components currently designated should remain designated for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). Agencies need not submit a letter if their agency currently has no designated components and they do not wish to request the designation of any component. (5 CFR § 2641.302(e)(2))
Unless further information is required, Public Financial Disclosure reports that were submitted by the May 15 deadline should be certified by the agency. (5 CFR § 2634.605(a))