Office of Government Ethics 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2020-25750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of one agency for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, based on the recommendation of the Department of Defense, OGE is proposing to designate one new component to its regulations.
Guidance Documents Issued by the Office of Government Ethics
Document Number: 2020-16474
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
Pursuant to Executive Order 13891, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a regulation to detail the process for the issuance of, modifications to, and petitions regarding guidance documents, as they are defined by the Executive Order. Additionally, the regulation states that OGE will post all guidance documents in a new guidance portal on its website. OGE is also detailing the process for the issuance of significant guidance documents and categorical exclusions. Finally, OGE is revising its executive branch ethics program regulation to ensure the consistency in the description of various documents that OGE issues.
Announcement of Office of Government Ethics Guidance Portal
Document Number: 2020-16363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is publishing this notice to announce a new guidance portal on its website for guidance documents, as required by Executive Order 13891 ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.''
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2020-12356
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of three agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned, OGE is designating two new components in appendix B to 5 CFR part 2641, and correcting an inadvertent error in the current appendix B listing of a previously- designated component.
Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 2020-12357
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-18
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 updating the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation to raise the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling tied to these thresholds. This change is not retroactive.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201, Request To Inspect or Receive Copies of Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports or Other Covered Records
Document Number: 2020-02396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
After publication of this second round notice, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to submit a proposed modified OGE Form 201, Request to Inspect or Receive Copies of Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports or Other Covered Records, 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.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2020-02395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-07
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of three agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned, OGE is proposing to designate two new components in appendix B to 5 CFR part 2641, and to correct an inadvertent error in the current appendix B listing of a previously-designated component.
2020 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act Violations
Document Number: 2020-00479
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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 is issuing this final rule to make the 2020 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.