• The Office of Government Ethics

    December 2nd, 2009 Most government agency customers are citizens looking for information on services or other government functions. But there is one agency whose constituency is almost exclusively other government agencies. The Office of Government…

  • OGE Chief Information Officer Ty Cooper holding off on social networking

    Agencies across the government are moving into social networking as a way to share information, with each other and with citizens. But some CIOs wonder if the role of these tools applies to every agency,…

  • Office of Government Ethics seeks stricter gift rules

    Julie Eirinberg, the associate general counsel at Office of Government Ethics, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new proposed rules for accepting gifts.

  • Obama picks GMU prof to replace Jaczko at NRC

    President Barack Obama said he plans to nominate Allison Macfarlane to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, just days after the embattled head of the agency announced he would step down.

  • Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

    Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees’ privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law’s requirement to disclose stock trades.

  • Congress delays STOCK Act reporting as groups file suit

    Congress has delayed by a month parts of an insider-trading law that would have required federal employees to post financial-disclosure forms online Aug. 31. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced the measure Thursday, where it was quickly adopted by both chambers of Congress. The vote came shortly before the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on behalf of 28,0000 employees to block implementation of the STOCK Act.

  • OGE clarifies gift-giving rules as inauguration approaches

    With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration – along with the flurry of balls, receptions and other related ceremonies – just weeks away, the Office of Government Ethics has issued new guidance to agency ethics officials.

  • VA has one ethics officer for every 18,674 employees

    The Office of Government Ethics says the Veterans Affairs Department needs to expand the legal team responsible for ensuring employees follow government ethics rules. The team has just 19 people, in a department of more than 342,000.

  • Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

    The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

  • Ethics program to get 30 years of updates

    The Office of Government Ethics is proposing an update to its executive branch ethics program that would reflect more than three decades of development.