Tag: Ethics

VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

By on April 30, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

The VA recently published a new Code of Integrity to set the ethical standards and obligations of its employees.

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Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

By on February 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

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.

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Experts: Crowdfunding Federal Employees Likely Violating Ethics Rules

on January 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some federal employees have turned to crowdfunding to raise money during the ongoing partial government shutdown, something that could potentially run them afoul of government ethics rules according to some experts.

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Should Political Appointees Have to Sign an Ethics Pledge?

By on September 26, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Should Political Appointees Have to Sign an Ethics Pledge?

Recently introduced legislation would require federal political appointees to sign an ethics pledge upon taking office.

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New Ethics Rules For Federal Employees

By on November 14, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Ethics Rules For Federal Employees

The United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a new regulation overhauling requirements for the executive branch ethics program. It comes at a time when the public indicates a low level of trust in elected officials.

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Changes to Government Ethics Regulations

By on May 28, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Government Ethics has issued a modification to its requirements to allow federal employees to accept free attendance at “widely attended gatherings” with a value of up to $375.

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Federal Employees Reminded to Remain Mindful of Ethics in Shutdown

By on September 30, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Federal Sector Ethics, Have We All Missed the Boat?

By on February 9, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Ethics, Credit Cards and Government Leaders

By on February 5, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Ethical standards of government emanate from the top. What leaders say and do and what they infer from their actions and decisions sets the ethical tone. A recent decision from the MSPB will do that. Unfortunately, it lowers the ethical bar for government.

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Ethics? What Ethics? Readers Speak Out on Performance of Congress

By on May 11, 2006 in Current Events with 0 Comments

How do readers rate the performance of Congress as an institution? It’s not a pretty picture. The vast majority think there is a distinct lack of Congressional ethics and that they are working primarily to ensure their own re-election.

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