The Office of Government Ethics announced that its general counsel will be taking the helm, and replacing former director Walter Shaub.
Walter Shaub made a lot of noise when he quit as director of the Office of Government Ethics. This came after a loud and long-running feud with the Trump administration. For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight.
Walter Shaub’s resignation leaves a hole in an already small office, and a question mark about what direction the ethic’s agency will go under a new leader.
The government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump’s administration over conflicts of interest is resigning to take a new job
OGE has a longstanding policy about the “gift” of free attendance, which often comes with a nice breakfast or lunch and tchotchkes off vendor tables.
Federal Freedom of Information Act offices saw a record number of information requests in fiscal 2016, an accomplishment that highlights the need to be able to efficiently and effectively serve stakeholder and citizens.
The Office of Government Ethics is calling on the White House to investigate comments made by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and whether she broke an ethics law. OGE is also reviewing Conway’s comments, per the request of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Leaders of the bipartisan transparency caucus pledged to work together to restore public trust in open government, and to apply transparency standards evenly across the three branches of government.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub are meeting on Monday to talk about recent comments about President-elect Trump and conflicts of interest.
Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, wrote to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, calling for transparency and public education to the ensure citizens know how his agency oversees and guards against executive branch ethics issues.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called for more scrutiny of the Office of Government Ethics for its critical stance on President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest prior to taking office.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says he has spoken with Donald Trump about the unsubstantiated report claiming Russia had compromising personal and financial information about the president-elect
President-elect Donald Trump will violate the terms of a contract with the federal government on Inauguration Day if he doesn’t give up his ownership stake of the Washington, D.C. luxury hotel that bears his name, a General Services Administration official has determined.
The Office of Government Ethics has a new proposed rule that would exclude some federal employees at General Schedule 13 positions or below from having to automatically submit financial disclosures.
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing an update to its executive branch ethics program that would reflect more than three decades of development.