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Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.
Shelley Finlayson, Chief of Staff
OGE is a Key Link between the Executive Branch Ethics Program and the Congress
Summary of the ethics provisions that apply to Special Government Employees (SGEs)
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has a unique and important relationship with Congress.
This Legal Advisory summarizes key legislation from the 116th Congress, including legislation that has been reintroduced in the current Congress. This Legal Advisory highlights enacted or proposed legislation that is relevant to the executive branch ethics program and relevant to specific agencies. This Legal Advisory also provides the updated Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws.
How can citizens know that their government leaders are following through on their ethics commitments? The answer: ethics agreements and ethics agreement compliance certifications.
OGE helps ensure that the executive branch ethics community is ready and able to assist incoming administrations appoint senior government officials quickly and in compliance with ethics rules.
OGE developed this Guide as a resource for potential Senate-confirmed, Presidential nominees.
OGE has compiled the most pertinent laws under the jurisdiction of the executive branch ethics program as well as related statutes on which ethics officials are often called upon to provide advice to agency employees.
OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.
OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.
OGE developed Frequently Asked Questions on public financial disclosure reports to assist the public in understanding these reports and knowing when and how to access them.