Education Resources for Federal Employees

The Office of Government Ethics offers several resources to answer Federal employees’ questions on ethics rules and novel issues.  Federal employees can use this information to supplement annual ethics training or to educate themselves on novel issues.  This material is not meant to replace the advice and counsel that agency ethics officials are trained to provide.

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January 22, 2015

Periodic Transaction Reports

This video is an introduction to the periodic transaction reporting requirement for public financial disclosure filers.

August 30, 2011

The Qualified Trust Program

This booklet covers the qualified trust program. 

October 1, 2010

Gifts of Travel and Other Benefits: A Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide covers gifts of travel and other benefits.

May 20, 2010

Conflict of Interest Investigations WBT

In this course Inspector General (IG) investigators will be introduced to the two main ways in which OGE and the ethics community can support a criminal conflicts of interest investigation. First, the course discusses who OGE is and the role OGE can play in these investigations. Second, the course reviews a variety of ethics documents including; what documents exist, where they are kept, what information they contain, and how they can assist in supporting the conclusions of an investigation. After participating in this brief course, IG investigators will be able to more efficiently and thoroughly complete a criminal conflicts of interest investigation.

May 20, 2010

How to file the Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 278)

This course is designed for executive branch employees who need to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (Standard Form 278). Employees will learn the requirements of each section of the SF 278, see examples of common entries, and find useful techniques to help them accurately complete the report.

October 1, 2009

Substantive Post-Employment Prohibitions Applicable to Executive Branch Employees

This quick reference guide provides a summary of the post employment prohibitions. 

May 7, 2009

14 General Principles Card

This quick reference guide covers the 14 General Principles from the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch employees. (May 2009)

April 15, 2009

How to file an OGE Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE form 450)

This course is designed for executive branch employees who need to file an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 450). Employees, whether new or experienced filers, will learn why the OGE Form 450 is needed and how to fill it out completely.

August 13, 2008

Working with Contractors: What You Need to Know WBT

An interactive web-based training module that is designed as an introduction to some of the most common ethics questions that Government employees might encounter when working with contractor employees. It particularly may be useful for Government employees who work closely with employees of Government contractors who are situated in a Government Facility.

March 3, 2008

To Serve With Honor: A Guide on the Ethics Rules that Apply to Advisory Committee Members Serving as Special Government Employees (2008)

This is a guide for Advisory Committee Members serving as Special Government Employees.