Who We Are

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), established by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, provides overall leadership and oversight of the executive branch ethics program, which is designed to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest. OGE’s mission is part of the very foundation of public service.

As this statutory language makes clear, the primary objective of the executive branch ethics program is one of prevention. Under OGE’s leadership, thousands of ethics officials in the more than 140 agencies across the executive branch are engaged in preventing ethical lapses and protecting the impartiality of government decision-making through the implementation and application of the ethics laws and rules. OGE uses oversight, rules, advice and counseling, financial disclosure, education, and transparency to enable federal employees at all stages of their service to preserve the public trust.

OGE is located in Washington, DC.

Why Join OGE?

For OGE to succeed in its mission, we need talented and driven employees with diverse backgrounds and skills. We count on our employees’ judgment, ideas, and integrity to help us achieve our goals, and in return, we strive to reward employees with a model workplace where they can continue to advance their career. Our mission to prevent conflicts of interest sets us apart from other Federal Agencies and is a primary factor in attracting top talent.

OGE is a results-oriented Agency, and our Employee Viewpoint results continuously show we have one of the most engaged workforces in the executive branch. Each year, we work to ensure we are an employer of choice for Federal workers.

Career Paths

OGE has multiple types of positions for prospective employees. Below are just a few of the career paths available at OGE:

  • Ethics Attorneys who draft regulations and develop ethics policy.
  • Desk Officers who answer ethics questions from agency ethics officials.
  • Instructors who develop and deliver training for ethics officials.
  • Financial Disclosure Reviewers who analyze and evaluate financial disclosure reports for potential conflicts of interest.
  • Program Reviewers who analyze and evaluate agency compliance with ethics program requirements.
  • General Attorneys who handle fiscal law, legislative affairs, Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act.
  • Administrative Support Staff.
  • Information Technology Specialists, Visual Information Specialist, Records Officer, Budget Analyst, Human Resources Specialist, and more.

Career Development

At OGE, we make the training and career development of our employees a priority. Once you join OGE, you will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities, including conferences, seminars, and online and in-person trainings.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

As the Nation’s largest employer, the Federal Government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. OGE believes that a diverse, equitable, inclusive workforce is a key talent management tool. To that end, OGE is committed to the idea that our workforce should reflect America’s diversity, and that by pursuing an inclusive environment, we can better serve the American people.

OGE is also committed to ensuring that all employees with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation for their known physical and mental limitations unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on agency operations. OGE's Policy on Reasonable Accommodation.

How to Apply

OGE posts all vacancy announcements on USAJobs. To keep apprised of future announcements, you can follow OGE on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Note: OGE only posts job postings on and on this page. OGE never charges to apply for jobs at OGE.