Office of Government Ethics 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.