While OGE sets policy for the executive branch ethics program, the head of each agency has primary responsibility for the ethics program in that agency. To support the day-to-day activities of the ethics program, each agency head selects an individual to serve as the agency’s designated agency ethics official (DAEO). Depending on the size of the agency, there may be additional professional ethics support staff. Currently, there are approximately 5,600 ethics officials working across the executive branch.
OGE holds regular meetings with executive branch DAEOs to share information relevant to managing an effective ethics program, discuss current ethics issues facing the executive branch, and receive agency input.
The next quarterly DAEO meeting with OGE Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Posted on January 17, 2014