Office of Government Ethics – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 2017-10012
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling tied to this threshold under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive.
Request for Public Input on the Application of the Criminal Conflict of Interest Prohibition to Certain Beneficial Interests in Discretionary Trusts; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-05454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
On January 3, 2017, OGE published in the Federal Register, 82 FR 122 (Jan. 3, 2017), a request for public input on the application of the criminal conflict of interest prohibition to certain beneficial interests in discretionary trusts. The public comment period closed on March 6, 2017. OGE is extending the comment period to April 20, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2017-01483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit a modified OGE Form 278e 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.
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act Violations
Document Number: 2017-00627
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rulemaking adopts as final prior interim regulations making ``catch-up'' inflationary adjustments to each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in the Ethics in Government Act, as reflected in the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment/activities regulations promulgated by OGE. This rulemaking also makes the 2017 annual adjustment to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Request for Public Input on the Application of the Criminal Conflict of Interest Prohibition to Certain Beneficial Interests in Discretionary Trusts.
Document Number: 2016-31583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
This notice and request seeks input from members of the public with expertise in trust law concerning the following question: Are there any circumstances under which an eligible income beneficiary of a discretionary trust might, in the absence of a vested remainder interest, be able to compel the trust to make a distribution or payment? OGE will take into consideration all relevant expert input submitted by the public within 60 days of the date of this notice. To be considered, any submission exceeding five (5) pages in length must include a one-page summary of key points and conclusions. Commenters are requested to state briefly the nature of their expertise in trust law.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2016-31457
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-29
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is revoking two existing component designations and adding five new component designations, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2016-31452
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-29
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit a modified 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form
Document Number: 2016-31451
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-29
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit a modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government 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. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts from Outside Sources
Document Number: 2016-27036
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule modifies the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials. The final rule also incorporates past interpretive guidance, adds and updates regulatory examples, improves clarity, updates citations, and makes technical corrections.
Executive Branch Ethics Program Amendments
Document Number: 2016-26418
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision is informed by the experience gained over the last several decades administering the program, and was developed in consultation with agency ethics officials, the federal inspector general community, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Justice. The final rule defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2016-25054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is proposing to revoke two existing component designations and add five new component designations, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2016-25053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After this first round notice and public comment period, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to submit a modified OGE Form 278e 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2016-24502
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After this first round notice and public comment period, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to submit a modified 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form
Document Number: 2016-24501
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After this first round notice and public comment period, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to submit a proposed modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government 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. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records.
Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of Divestiture
Document Number: 2016-22958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) was enacted on April 4, 2012. The Act imposed additional financial disclosure requirements on individuals required to file public financial disclosure statements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act. Pursuant to section 402(b) of the Ethics in Government Act, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is revising the regulations governing financial disclosure to incorporate the new reporting requirements imposed by the STOCK Act. As a part of the revision, OGE also is modernizing language, making changes to the confidential filing requirements, adding and updating examples, and conforming the language of the regulation more closely to that of the Ethics in Government Act. In addition, OGE is proposing an updated definition of ``widely diversified'' for Excepted Investment Fund purposes that brings the definition in line with the definition of ``diversified'' found in the exemptions to the conflicts of interest law governing personal financial interests.
Interpretation, Exemptions and Waiver Guidance Concerning the Federal Criminal Conflict of Interest Statute Prohibiting Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest; Amendment to Definition of “Employee”
Document Number: 2016-21293
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this interim final rule to make a technical modification to the definition of ``employee'' in its regulations implementing the federal criminal conflict of interest statute concerning acts affecting a personal financial interest, in order to ensure their continued applicability to all individuals subject to requirements of the statute.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment Rules
Document Number: 2016-17553
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment. The final rule incorporates past interpretive advice, updates examples, improves clarity, and makes technical corrections. In addition, the final rule implements the statutory notification requirements that apply to individuals required to file public financial disclosure reports under section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 when they negotiate for or have an agreement of future employment or compensation.
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act Violations
Document Number: 2016-15193
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to make inflation adjustments for each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in the Ethics in Government Act, as reflected in the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment/activities regulations promulgated by OGE.
Executive Branch Ethics Program Amendments
Document Number: 2016-13152
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing to amend the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision of 5 CFR part 2638 is informed by the experience gained over the last several decades administering the program, and was developed in consultation with agency ethics officials, the inspector general community, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Justice. The proposed regulation defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 2016-13008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) 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 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). OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 2016-04822
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) 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 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). OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment Rules
Document Number: 2016-03214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is amending the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment, to conform with interpretive advice, update examples, improve clarity, and make technical corrections. In addition, the proposed amendments implement the statutory notification requirements that apply to individuals required to file public financial disclosure reports under section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 when they negotiate for or have an agreement of future employment or compensation.
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts From Outside Sources
Document Number: 2015-29208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing to revise the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The proposed amendments modify the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials. The proposed amendments would also incorporate past interpretive guidance, add and update regulatory examples, improve clarity, update citations and make technical corrections.
Organization and Functions; Implementation of Statutory Gift Acceptance Authority; Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2015-23561
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to update and streamline its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. The final rule also updates and streamlines OGE's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to reflect OGE's existing policy and practice and to implement changes to the FOIA. Finally, the final rule extends a requester's time to file an administrative appeal, makes administrative changes, and updates cost figures for calculating and charging fees.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2015-23560
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to revoke the designation, for purposes of the one-year post- employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code, of an agency departmental component that was abolished.
Organization and Functions; Implementation of Statutory Gift Acceptance Authority; Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2015-07376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is updating and streamlining its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. OGE is also updating and streamlining its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to reflect OGE's existing policy and practice and to implement changes to the FOIA. Finally, the proposed revisions make administrative changes and update cost figures for calculating and charging fees.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2014-27284
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-04
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code; to revoke the designation of two departmental components of another agency and designate their successor bureau as a departmental component; to change the name of an existing departmental component; and to revoke the designation of a departmental component that was abolished.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2014-13273
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
OGE is issuing a proposed rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code; to revoke the designation of two departmental components of another agency and designate their successor bureau as a departmental component; to change the name of an existing departmental component; and to revoke the designation of a departmental component that was abolished.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 2014-11495
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2014-00946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit a modified OGE 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).
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions
Document Number: 2013-30668
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from certain criminal post-employment restrictions.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2013-29845
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to modify existing routine uses (a.) and (l.) to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records (OGE/GOVT-1 System of Records). This action is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OGE last published OGE/GOVT-1 at 68 FR 3098-3109 (January 22, 2003), as corrected at 68 FR 24744 (May 8, 2003). An additional routine use was added to OGE/GOVT-1 at 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011) and modified at 77 FR 45353 (July 31, 2012).
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions; Withdrawal of Final Rule
Document Number: 2013-28156
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is withdrawing the final rule ``Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions'' published October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions
Document Number: 2013-23346
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from the one-year post-employment restrictions of 18 U.S.C. 207(c) and (f).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form
Document Number: 2013-22251
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, OGE plans to submit a proposed modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government 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). The OGE Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2013-21798
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this first round notice and public comment period, OGE intends to submit a modified OGE 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: 2013-21392
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, 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).
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Strategic Plan (FY 2014-2017)
Document Number: 2013-17908
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is providing notice of request for public comment on its draft FY 2014-2017 Strategic Plan (Plan). The Plan describes OGE's priorities for the next four years. OGE will consider all comments received by the deadline. You may access the Plan at www.oge.gov, or you may obtain a copy of the Plan by sending an email request to OGEStrategicPlan@oge.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 2013-15888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) 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 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). OGE is proposing minor changes to update these forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2013-12001
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
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 a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form
Document Number: 2013-09932
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit a proposed modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government 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). The OGE Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records.
Government Employees Serving in Official Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations; Sector Unit Investment Trusts
Document Number: 2013-05243
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to amend the regulation that describes financial interests that are exempt from the prohibition in 18 U.S.C. 208(a). These final rule amendments would revise the existing regulatory exemptions by: Creating a new exemption that permits Government employees to participate in particular matters affecting the financial interests of nonprofit organizations in which they serve in an official capacity as officer, director or trustee, notwithstanding the employees' imputed financial interest under 18 U.S.C. 208(a); and revising the existing exemption for interests in the holdings of sector mutual funds to clarify that it applies to interests in the holdings of sector unit investment trusts.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: 2012-31140
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) 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 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). OGE is proposing minor changes to update these forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Clearance Submission for Expedited OMB Review; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for a Proposed OGE Form 201-A Ethics in Government Act Access Form
Document Number: 2012-26101
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an expedited emergency clearance for the proposed OGE Form 201-A Ethics in Government Act access form under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). OGE is requesting a temporary 180-day approval, effective November 9, 2012.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-25882
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: 2012-18658
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to modify Routine Use (l) to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records. This modification to Routine Use (l) is needed to implement provisions of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (Stock Act), Public Law 112-105 (2012), which amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. This action is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OGE last published OGE/ GOVT-1 in 68 FR 3097-3109 (January 22, 2003), as corrected at 68 FR 24744 (May 8, 2003). An additional routine use was added to OGE/GOVT-1 in 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011).
Executive Branch Qualified Trusts
Document Number: 2012-15998
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule to amend the executive branch regulation regarding qualified trusts. These final rule amendments make a few minor substantive changes, but 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; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-29569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
On September 13, 2011, the Office of Government Ethics published in the Federal Register proposed 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. The public comment period closes on November 14, 2011. OGE is extending the comment period to December 14, 2011.
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.