Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
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
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
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
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
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.