Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
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
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.