Office of Government Ethics [OGE] Law and Legal Definition
Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is small independent agency within the executive branch established under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. It was originally part of the Office of Personnel Management. OGE became a separate agency on October 1, 1989 as part of the Office of Government Ethics Reauthorization Act of 1988.
The Office of Government Ethics develops rules and regulations regarding standards of conduct, identification of conflicts of interest, and financial disclosure in consultation with the attorney general and the Office of Personnel Management. They are officially promulgated by the President, and the Office of Government Ethics then supervises compliance by providing government officials with advisory letters and formal advisory opinions that deal with their particular situations.The office has the authority to issue formal opinions in ethics matters, to review the ethics programs in all departments of the Federal Government, to assist federal agencies in achieving ethical compliance and to work with other nations in treaty matters affecting government corruption.
Office of Government Ethics is headed by a director appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for a term of 5 years. [5 USCS Appx § 401]
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- Office of Foreign Litigation [OFL]
- Office of Foreign Labor Certification
- Office of Field Policy and Management [HUD]
- Office of Government Ethics [OGE]
- Office of Government Policy [OGP]
- Office of Grading
- Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control [HUD]
- Office of Hearings and Appeals [HUD]
- Office of Homeland Security [OHS]