United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

OGE Releases its Congressional Budget Justification and Annual Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 and Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2014
February 2, 2015

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) provides overall leadership and oversight of the executive branch ethics program designed to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest. OGE’s mission is part of the very foundation of public service. To carry out its mission, OGE: 

  • promulgates and maintains enforceable standards of ethical conduct for approximately 2.7 million employees in over 130 executive branch agencies and the White House; 
  • oversees a financial disclosure system that reaches more than 27,000 public and more than 370,000 confidential financial disclosure report filers; 
  • ensures that executive branch agency ethics programs are in compliance with applicable ethics laws and regulations; 
  • provides education and training to the more than 5,000 ethics officials executive branch-wide; 
  • conducts outreach to the general public, the private sector, and civil society; and
  • provides technical assistance to state, local, and foreign governments and international organizations.

To learn more about how OGE accomplishes its mission and OGE’s future plans, read OGE's Congressional Budget Justification, Annual Performance Plan, and Annual Performance Report.