Office of Government Ethics

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS

1201 New York Avenue NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005-3917

Phone, 202-482-9300. Internet, http://www.usoge.gov.

Director Robert I. Cusick

Deputy Director for the Office of Administration Daniel D. Dunning

and Information Management

Deputy Director for the Office of Agency Joseph E. Gangloff

Programs

Deputy Director to the Office of International Jane S. Ley

Assistance and Governance Initiatives

General Counsel Marilyn L. Glynn

Deputy General Counsel Susan Propper

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The Office of Government Ethics exercises leadership in the executive branch to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of Government employees and to resolve those conflicts of interest that do occur. In partnership with executive branch agencies and departments, the Office fosters high ethical standards for employees and strengthens the public's confidence that the Government's business is conducted with impartiality and integrity. The Office is the principal agency for administering the Ethics in Government Act for the executive branch.

The Office of Government Ethics is a separate executive agency established under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 401).

The Director of the Office is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for a 5-year term.

Activities

The chief responsibilities of the Office are as follows:

--developing rules and regulations pertaining to standards of ethical conduct of executive branch officials, public and confidential financial disclosure of executive branch officials, executive agency ethics training programs, and the identification and resolution of conflicts of interest;

--monitoring and investigating compliance with the executive branch financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of

1978, as amended;

--providing ethics program assistance and information to executive branch agencies through a desk officer system;

--conducting periodic reviews of the ethics programs of executive agencies;

--ordering corrective action on the part of agencies and employees, including orders to establish or...

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