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Emory Rounds

Emory Rounds, Director

Leadership Notes

OGE’s New Strategic Objective: Fostering an Ethical Culture in the Executive Branch

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What's New

Leadership Note
| 09/28/2022

Ethical culture can seem like a vague concept and fostering an ethical culture may seem to make as much sense as trying to bottle sunshine.

Leadership Note
| 09/21/2022

Over the coming months, OGE leaders will publish Leadership Notes expanding upon the four new strategic objectives in the Plan.

Program Advisory
| 09/01/2022

This Program Advisory provides an advance copy of the Annual Agency Ethics Program Questionnaire, explains how and when agencies must submit their response, describes the changes made from the previous questionnaire, and reminds agencies of the public availability of the questionnaire.

Leadership Note
| 08/01/2022

“Why doesn’t OGE do more ethics investigations?” It is a fair question, with a good answer.

Legal Advisory
| 07/22/2022

OGE has completed its annual survey of prosecutions involving the conflict of interest criminal statutes and other related statutes for calendar year 2021.

Legal Advisory
| 07/15/2022

This Legal Advisory discusses financial disclosure reporting considerations for collectible Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Fractionalized Non-Fungible Tokens (F-NFTs).

Featured Resources

Resources for Nominees to Senate-Confirmed Positions

OGE provides a collection of resources to help potential Presidential nominees to Senate-confirmed positions understand the Nominee process and the ethics rules to which they would be subject after confirmation.

Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws (PDF)

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.

Summary of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (PDF)

OGE is responsible for issuing and interpreting the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.

Institute for Ethics in Government

OGE provides professional development opportunities for executive branch ethics officials through its Institute for Ethics in Government.

Public Financial Disclosure Guide

OGE maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of public financial disclosure reports.

Updated Public Financial Disclosure Frequently Asked Questions

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.