Federal employees who set up a crowdfunding page may have created an ethics problem. Here is what OGE is telling agencies about crowdfunding and the shutdown.
A note from the Office of Government Ethics reminds federal employees that even if they are furloughed, they must continue to comply with all ethics laws and regulations.
The current leadership of MSPB appears not so committed to their oath of office as to advancing a particular political agenda, a union bias or a specific value system. I think a person writing me as well as many other Federal employees have misunderstood the very nature of ethics.
The Minerals Management Service is again in the spotlight. After a well-publicized ethics scandal in 2008, the agency that regulates oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is back in the news.
Is government ethics an oxymoron? With an entire agency and numerous ethics advisers spread throughout federal agencies, one would hope that level of misconduct in federal agencies would be minimal. It isn’t minimal but a new report shows that the federal government is at least ahead of state and local governments in the ethics arena.
Government ethics with a sense of humor will seem like a misprint to some readers. But one government official has gone to a lot of effort to catalog “ethical lapses” of some federal employees with an eye toward illustrating how one can ruin a career, and perhaps go to prison, by failing to follow the dictates of ethical standards of conduct.