Every year, the government's top leaders disclose their financial interests in reports that are available to the public. This annual exercise in transparency is a cornerstone of the ethics program because the executive branch uses these reports to identify and resolve potential conflicts of interests.
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.
This week I met with senior White House officials and agency
ethics leaders to discuss recent developments in the executive branch ethics
One year ago, I was sworn in as Director of OGE, a “small agency with the big mission of making sure the public can have confidence in the government’s impartiality.” Looking back a year later, I am proud of the work that OGE accomplished in 2013.
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.
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