What We Do

“Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.”

–Principle 1 of The 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch

The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) leads and oversees the executive branch ethics program which is at work every day in more than 140 agencies. The executive branch ethics program works to prevent financial conflicts of interest to help ensure government decisions are made free from personal financial bias.

OGE leads and oversees the executive branch ethics program by:

  • Making and interpreting ethics laws and regulations
  • Supporting and training executive branch ethics officials
  • Administering the executive branch financial disclosure systems
  • Monitoring senior leaders’ compliance with ethics commitments
  • Ensuring agencies comply with ethics program requirements
  • Making ethics information available to the public

To learn more about OGE's work, see OGE's Profile Book and OGE's Budget and Performance Reports.