Oge Ethics Agreements
The Ethical Service Handbook for Executive Branch Employees [pdf] provides an introduction to the fundamental ethical obligations of public service. The content focuses on three ethical service expectations: awareness, commitment and responsibility. The brochure contains room for agency-specific content and the EMB encourages agencies to rate the brochure to highlight important ethical issues that are relevant to the work of their staff. These records contain declarations and amended declarations on personal and family property and other property interests; income; gifts and refunds; liabilities; agreements and arrangements; outdoor positions; and other information relating to conflicts of interest. Such declarations may be certificates of absence of new interest for the reference period and may constitute additional or alternative confidential reporting forms of the Agency. If a delegate does not comply with the terms and timing of their ethics agreement, the EMB Director will take appropriate action (pdf). These measures may include refusing certification of the representative`s annual disclosure report and/or notifying the head of the agency or the White House. One. Any staff member designated to fulfill the obligations of a date described in point 4.31 must submit a public disclosure report to the EO. A public applicant may be asked to comply with an ethics agreement aimed at resolving potential or actual conflicts of interest.
4.17. « Ethics Assistant » or « Ethics Specialist » refers to the various staff members of the Office of Ethics who provide technical and procedural instructions for the management of the USDA Ethics Program. These individuals meet the day-to-day requirements of the USDA Ethics Program, including the implementation of ethics training; the collection, verification and certification of confidential disclosure and public service reports; and advising staff on specific ethical issues or questions. 4.25. « Office of Ethics » (OE) is a separate office within the OFFICE OF THE GENERAL Counsel (OGC) that is delegated pursuant to 7 CFR 2.201 for the operation and management of the USDA Ethics Program in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2638. The Office of Ethics manages the public and confidential financial reporting program for the entire USDA, in accordance with the authority conferred by the Secretary through the DAEO, assists in the development of alternative or short disclosure reports, and obtains EMB authorization for the reassessment of equivalent classifications of positions requiring financial disclosure. . . .