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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.
Emory Rounds, Director
OGE Issues a New Regulation Related to Legal Expense Funds and Pro Bono Legal Services
This Legal Advisory provides an overview of the Legal Expense Fund Regulation at 5 C.F.R part 2635, subpart J.
When I was confirmed nearly five years ago, I committed to issuing a regulation governing legal expense funds (LEF) for executive branch employees. Today, OGE published that rule.
Across 130+ executive branch agencies, more than 25,000 public financial disclosure reports are due to be filed today by senior government leaders.
This Program Advisory provides filing deadlines for the public financial disclosure reports of executive branch employees and procedures for the reports agencies are required to transmit to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
Recent surveys show that the public’s trust in its government is lower now than it has been at nearly any point in our nation’s recent history.
This Program Advisory reminds Presidential candidates about the filing deadline for public financial disclosure reports and the certification process. It also explains how to request a copy of a candidate financial disclosure report.
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.
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 Ethical 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 maintains a guide to assist filers and reviewers of confidential financial disclosure reports.