Integrity is an electronic financial disclosure system created by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE).
What is the purpose of financial disclosure?
Financial disclosure reports are the primary tool used to identify and resolve potential conflicts of interest between an employee's official duties and his or her private financial interests and affiliations.
Why did OGE create Integrity?
The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, as amended, directed the President, acting through the Director of OGE, to develop an electronic system for filing executive branch public financial disclosure reports. As a result, OGE developed a system named Integrity to collect, manage, process, and store financial disclosures.
Who uses Integrity?
Senior officials in the executive branch who are required to file public financial disclosure reports use Integrity to file their reports. OGE and agency ethics officials use Integrity to review financial disclosure reports for conflicts of interest and manage the executive branch financial disclosure program.
What are the benefits of Integrity?
Integrity was designed to help produce quality reports, enhance oversight, and promote transparency.
- Integrity produces quality reports by helping filers more quickly, easily, and completely report required information.
- Integrity enhances oversight of the executive branch ethics program by allowing OGE to monitor agencies' progress in administering their individual financial disclosure programs.
- Integrity promotes transparency by producing a clear and concise public financial disclosure report that allows the public to have confidence that their government leaders are making decisions free from conflicts of interest.
Overall, Integrity helps filers, reviewers, OGE, and the public to play their parts in maintaining the integrity of government programs and operations. If your executive branch agency has instructed you to file your public financial disclosure through Integrity, click here.