Director's Notes

Two Years since the Passage of the STOCK Act

April 04, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Two years ago, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) imposed the most sweeping changes to executive branch ethics laws in over 20 years.

OGE’s Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey

February 11, 2014
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

OGE’s Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey illustrates the high standard to which federal employees are held and the potential consequences for the few who violate the public’s trust.

Responding to Emerging Issues: The Windsor Decision

December 05, 2013
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

In the context of the Windsor decision, OGE’s Director discusses one of the most important ways OGE serves the executive branch ethics community – providing timely and accurate advice on emerging issues affecting the ethics program. 

35th Anniversary of the Ethics in Government Act

November 08, 2013
by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

The Office of Government Ethics celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the law most directly responsible for the executive branch ethics program as we know it.