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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.
Executive Branch Qualified Trusts
Document Number: 2011-25221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics proposes to amend the executive branch regulation regarding qualified trusts. The proposed amendments would make a few minor substantive changes, but would 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
Document Number: 2011-23311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is proposing 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.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: 2011-16642
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations
Document Number: 2011-12798
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
OGE is issuing this rule to designate an additional departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction at 18 U.S.C. 207(c).
Government Employees Serving in Official Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations; Sector Unit Investment Trusts
Document Number: 2011-10629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics is issuing a proposed rule amendment that would permit Government employees to participate in particular matters affecting the financial interests of nonprofit organizations in which they serve in an official capacity, notwithstanding the employees' imputed financial interest. This document also proposes an amendment that would clarify that the existing exemptions for interests in the holdings of sector mutual funds also apply to interests in the holdings of sector unit investment trusts.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: 2011-10628
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to add a new Routine Use to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program 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 in 68 FR 3097-3109 (January 22, 2003), as corrected at 68 FR 24744 (May 8, 2003).
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2010-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-13187
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit an unmodified Standard 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: 2010-7471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends 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).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-6100
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
OGE intends to submit an unmodified SF 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 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: 2010-2172
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After publication of this second round notice, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics 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).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
Document Number: 2010-1316
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
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 Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E9-28782
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics 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 for extension of approval (up to three years) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form
Document Number: E9-27569
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. OGE is proposing no changes to the form at this time.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Unmodified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents
Document Number: E9-22266
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics 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 for extension of approval for three years by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OGE is proposing no changes to these forms at this time. As in the past, OGE will notify filers of an update to the privacy information contained in the existing forms, and will post a notification thereof on its Web site.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-21447
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of the members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions
Document Number: E8-13394
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
OGE regulations have provided guidance concerning the post- employment conflict of interest restrictions of 18 U.S.C. 207 for Government employees terminating service between July 1, 1979 and December 31, 1990. As a result of amendments to section 207 that became effective January 1, 1991, and subsequently, employees terminating service in the executive branch or in an independent agency (or terminating service from certain high-level Government positions) since that date are subject to substantially revised post-employment restrictions. The purpose of these new regulations is to provide regulatory guidance explaining the scope and content of the statutory restrictions as they apply to employees terminating service on or after January 1, 1991. This final rule would expand the regulatory guidance OGE has previously published concerning the current version of section 207 and make minor modifications to those earlier rulemakings. It would also remove the old obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations
Document Number: E8-5484
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: E8-4282
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Amendments To Incorporate a Statement Regarding the “Sole and Exclusive” Nature of the Authority That the Regulations of the Office of Government Ethics Confer on Executive Branch Departments and Agencies
Document Number: E7-19470
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Office of Government Ethics, Government Ethics Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Government Ethics is amending its regulations to clarify the sole and exclusive nature of the authority it has conferred on executive branch departments and agencies and to remove certain language that this clarification makes redundant.