Government Ethics Office – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2011-25222
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Executive Branch Qualified Trusts
Document Number: 2011-25221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics proposes to amend the executive branch regulation regarding qualified trusts. The proposed amendments would make a few minor substantive changes, but would primarily put the regulation in a more logical order, make it more readable, and eliminate redundant provisions.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Proposed Amendments Limiting Gifts From Registered Lobbyists and Lobbying Organizations
Document Number: 2011-23311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing amendments to the regulation governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees of the Federal Government, to impose limits on the use of gift exceptions by all employees to accept gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying organizations, and to implement the lobbyist gift ban for appointees required to sign the Ethics Pledge prescribed by Executive Order 13490.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 2011-16642
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. As a matter of regulatory policy, OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2010-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-13187
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit an unmodified Standard Form 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-7471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit an unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-6100
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
OGE intends to submit an unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: 2010-2172
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-1316
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E9-28782
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this second round notice and requesting comment on the twelve executive branch OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts. OGE intends to submit these forms for extension of approval (up to three years) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: E9-27569
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. OGE is proposing no changes to the form at this time.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E9-22266
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this first round notice and seeking comment on the twelve executive branch OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts. OGE intends to submit these forms for extension of approval for three years by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-21447
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of the members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions
Document Number: E8-13394
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
OGE regulations have provided guidance concerning the post- employment conflict of interest restrictions of 18 U.S.C. 207 for Government employees terminating service between July 1, 1979 and December 31, 1990. As a result of amendments to section 207 that became effective January 1, 1991, and subsequently, employees terminating service in the executive branch or in an independent agency (or terminating service from certain high-level Government positions) since that date are subject to substantially revised post-employment restrictions. The purpose of these new regulations is to provide regulatory guidance explaining the scope and content of the statutory restrictions as they apply to employees terminating service on or after January 1, 1991. This final rule would expand the regulatory guidance OGE has previously published concerning the current version of section 207 and make minor modifications to those earlier rulemakings. It would also remove the old obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: E8-5484
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. As a matter of regulatory policy, OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive. Finally, OGE is also correcting a typographical error in an unrelated provision of the financial disclosure regulation.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: E8-4282
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing this rule to revoke the designation of a departmental component and to designate two additional departmental components for purposes of the one-year post- employment conflict of interest restriction at 18 U.S.C. 207(c), to change the name of an existing departmental component, and to correct a clerical error in the name of another existing departmental component.
Amendments To Incorporate a Statement Regarding the “Sole and Exclusive” Nature of the Authority That the Regulations of the Office of Government Ethics Confer on Executive Branch Departments and Agencies
Document Number: E7-19470
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is amending its regulations to clarify the sole and exclusive nature of the authority it has conferred on executive branch departments and agencies and to remove certain language that this clarification makes redundant.
Revised Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-18973
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
A revised notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-18518
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Technical Amendments to Office of Government Ethics Freedom of Information Act Regulation: Designations Under E.O. 13392 and Updates to Contact Numbers and Addition of E-Mail Address
Document Number: E7-16940
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to indicate certain designations under Executive Order 13392 on FOIA improvement and to provide updated OGE contact numbers and an E-mail address for FOIA requests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E7-16305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this second round notice and requesting comment on the twelve executive branch OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts. OGE intends to submit these forms for extension of approval (up to two years) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E7-9162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this first round notice and seeking comment on the twelve executive branch OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts. OGE intends to submit these forms for extension of approval (up to two years) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Removal of Obsolete Regulations Concerning the Inoperative Provisions Regarding Charitable Payments In Lieu of Honoraria and Conforming Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-6228
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is removing obsolete regulatory provisions in its executive branch outside earned income restrictions and ethical conduct standards regulations that were designed to implement the statutory provision regarding charitable payments made in lieu of honoraria, which is no longer legally operative. In addition, OGE is removing a related provision in the branchwide financial disclosure regulation regarding supplemental confidential reporting for such payments. Finally, OGE is making a few technical conforming amendments to reflect these changes.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Exemption of Positions and Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: E7-4167
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing this rule to provide notice of the exemption of certain senior employees' positions from the one-year post-employment restriction of 18 U.S.C. 207(c), to revoke certain existing department component designations, and to designate an additional component for purposes of that provision.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: E7-1317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this second round notice and requesting comment on an unmodified Standard Form (SF) 278 for extension of approval for three years by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is making no changes to the form at this time. As in the past, OGE will ask agencies to notify SF 278 filers of two updates to the information contained in the existing SF 278.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E6-20974
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: E6-18554
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this first round notice and seeking comment on the Standard Form (SF) 278 because it intends to submit the form for extension of approval (up to three years) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is making no changes to the SF 278 at this time. As in the past, OGE will ask agencies to notify filers of two updates to the information contained in the existing SF 278.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-17847
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is publishing this notice under the ``Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,'' which is known as the No FEAR Act, to inform current employees, former employees, and applicants for OGE employment of the rights and protections available to them under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: E6-15129
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Once this notice is published in the Federal Register, the Office of Government Ethics will promptly submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposed modified version of the OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report form (hereafter, OGE Form 450) for review and three-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). After that approval, the modified form would be used by covered departments and agency employees starting January 1, 2007. In August of 2005, the Office of Government Ethics published a first round paperwork notice that it intended to modify the OGE Form 450 to improve its clarity and design and to change in part the information that it collects. Because OGE received so many helpful comments in response to that notice, it significantly redesigned the proposed new OGE Form 450 and published another first round paperwork notice on March 17, 2006, in order to provide a further comment period. OGE received a number of comments on the March 2006 notice and has made a few minor changes to the proposed modified form in response.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments To Clarify the Coverage of Detailees to an Agency Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act
Document Number: E6-13087
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is amending the regulation governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees of the Federal Government, to clarify the coverage of employees of State or local governments or other organizations detailed to an agency under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: E6-10345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposed modified OGE Form 201 for review and three-year approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. OGE is proposing three modifications to the form: clarifying the prohibited uses statement; updating the Privacy Act Statement summary; and updating the edition date. The modified form, once approved, will replace the existing one.
Revisions to the Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Reporting Regulation
Document Number: 06-4529
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the executive branch regulation regarding confidential financial disclosure. The amendments, once effective January 1, 2007, will change the dates of the annual reporting period; change the annual filing date; clarify the criteria for designating confidential filers; narrow the information required to be reported; create a separate ``report contents'' section for confidential reports; and highlight an existing provision regarding alternative financial conflict of interest review systems. In addition, the final rule includes new examples to illustrate these changes, and some technical amendments. This rule also makes one minor conforming amendment to the OGE branchwide financial interests regulation.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Proposed Amendments To Clarify the Coverage of Detailees to an Agency Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act
Document Number: E6-7222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing amendments to the regulation governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees of the Federal Government, to clarify the coverage of employees of State or local governments or other organizations detailed to an agency under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension of Approval for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: E6-4661
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and one-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of the current (unmodified) version of the OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report form (hereafter, OGE Form 450). The current OGE Form 450 is to continue to be accompanied by agency notification to filers of the adjustment of the gifts/travel reimbursements reporting thresholds as explained below. The reason for this request is that paperwork clearance for the OGE Form 450 would otherwise expire under the PRA at the end of March 2006. In a first round paperwork notice published last summer in the Federal Register, OGE proposed a modified OGE Form 450. Because we received so many helpful comments in response to that notice, we have significantly redesigned the proposed new modified OGE Form 450 and recently separately published another first round paperwork notice in order to provide a further comment period. OGE's present notice and submission to OMB requesting one-year paperwork renewal of the current version of the OGE Form 450 will allow the existing confidential report form to continue to be used by new entrant filers for the rest of 2006 while OGE pursues finalization of the new form. (OGE plans to waive this fall's incumbent OGE Form 450 filing, with the next annual incumbent filer reports to be due in February 2007 utilizing the new modified form once it is cleared for use starting next year.)
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (New First Round Notice)
Document Number: E6-3937
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
In August of 2005, the Office of Government Ethics published in the Federal Register a first round paperwork notice that it intended to modify the OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report form, to improve its clarity and design, and to change in part the information that it collects. Because we received so many helpful comments in response to that notice, we have significantly redesigned the proposed new OGE Form 450 and are publishing another first round paperwork notice in order to provide a further comment period. After this additional first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit a modified OGE Form 450 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and three-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The modified OGE Form 450 would be used for confidential disclosure financial disclosure reporting starting in 2007 under OGE's proposed amended executive branch regulations, once those regulatory revisions are finalized and become effective.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 05-22783
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Additional Exemption for Mutual Funds and Unit Investment Trusts Under 18 U.S.C. 208(b)(2)
Document Number: 05-22476
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-14
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing an interim rule amendment that permits Government employees to participate in certain particular matters of general applicability affecting mutual funds and unit investment trusts, notwithstanding the employees' disqualifying financial interest under 18 U.S.C. 208(a) arising from the ownership of mutual funds or unit investment trusts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request For Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: C5-21834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: 05-21834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit a modified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and three-year approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. OGE is proposing three modifications to the form: Clarifying the prohibited uses statement; updating the Privacy Act Statement summary and the edition date. The modified form will replace the existing one.
Proposed Revisions to the Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Reporting Regulation
Document Number: 05-15927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics proposes to amend the executive branch regulation regarding confidential financial disclosure. The proposed amendments would change the dates of the annual reporting period; change the annual filing date; clarify the criteria for designating confidential filers; narrow the information required to be reported; create a separate ``report contents'' section for confidential reports; and highlight an existing provision regarding alternative financial conflict of interest review systems. The rule also would include new examples to illustrate these changes, a technical amendment to delete an obsolete provision, and minor conforming amendments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 05-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics intends to modify the Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report form (hereafter, OGE Form 450), to improve its clarity and design and change to some extent the information that it collects. After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit a modified OGE Form 450 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and three-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The modified OGE Form 450 would be used for confidential financial disclosure reporting under OGE's proposed amended executive branch regulations, once those regulatory revisions are finalized.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 05-10822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics has submitted the executive branch qualified trust model certificates and model trust documents to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and two-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. A total of twelve OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts are involved. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms.
Review of Criminal Conflict of Interest Statutes; Opportunity for Comment
Document Number: 05-8691
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is conducting a review, pursuant to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, of the criminal conflict of interest statutes relating to executive branch employment. This notice provides the public and agencies an opportunity to comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Unmodified Public Financial Disclosure Access Customer Service Survey
Document Number: 05-5690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics has submitted the Public Financial Disclosure Access Customer Service Survey to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and three-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE proposed no changes to the survey form.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 05-4879
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. In addition, OGE is similarly raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation.
Study Evaluating, and Making Recommendations for Improving, the Financial Disclosure Process for Employees of the Executive Branch; Opportunity for Comment
Document Number: 05-710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is conducting a study, pursuant to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, to evaluate and recommend improvements to the public financial disclosure process for employees of the executive branch. This notice indicates the pendency of OGE's study and provides the public and agencies the opportunity to comment.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 05-308
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit the executive branch qualified trust model certificates and model trust documents to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for two-year extension of approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. In all, a total of twelve OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts are involved. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms.