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Dos and Don'ts of social media for federal employees

The Office of Government Ethics issued guidance on best practices for federal employees using personal social media sites.

Tags: Sean McCalley , Workforce , social media

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 05:21pm EDT

Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

Tags: Walter Shaub , STOCK Act , training , ethics , Jason Miller , In Depth , management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT

VA has one ethics officer for every 18,674 employees

The Office of Government Ethics says the Veterans Affairs Department needs to expand the legal team responsible for ensuring employees follow government ethics rules. The team has just 19 people, in a department of more than 342,000.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , ethics , financial disclosure , Emily Kopp , Oversight , management , Workforce

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT

OGE clarifies gift-giving rules as inauguration approaches

With President Barack Obama's second inauguration - along with the flurry of balls, receptions and other related ceremonies - just weeks away, the Office of Government Ethics has issued new guidance to agency ethics officials.

Tags: best practices , management , ethics , inauguration , Don Fox , gift giving

Friday - 01/04/2013, 02:53pm EST

Congress delays STOCK Act reporting as groups file suit

Congress has delayed by a month parts of an insider-trading law that would have required federal employees to post financial-disclosure forms online Aug. 31. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced the measure Thursday, where it was quickly adopted by both chambers of Congress. The vote came shortly before the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on behalf of 28,0000 employees to block implementation of the STOCK Act.

Tags: Congress , STOCK Act ,

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 08:25pm EDT

Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OMB Watch , transparency , accountability , Ruben Gomez , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT

Obama picks GMU prof to replace Jaczko at NRC

President Barack Obama said he plans to nominate Allison Macfarlane to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, just days after the embattled head of the agency announced he would step down.

Tags: Gregory Jaczko , Allison Macfarlane , NRC , nuclear waste , Walter Shaub ,

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 06:09pm EDT

New portal stores WH visitor logs, FEC filings

The White House announced the launch of, an online portal housing ethics-related data, including White House visitor logs, election filings and lobbying disclosures. The creation of a single, centralized database for lobbying and ethics information was a 2008 campaign promise by then-candidate Obama and follows a string of data-storing sites, such as and

Tags: , , , E-Gov , Gov 2.0 , Technology

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:16pm EST

Office of Government Ethics seeks stricter gift rules

Julie Eirinberg, the associate general counsel at Office of Government Ethics, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new proposed rules for accepting gifts.

Tags: julie eirinberg , management , Lobbyists , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 10:26am EDT

Preview: OGE retooling network

Listen to a preview of Ask the CIO.

Tags: Technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Ty Cooper

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 05:23pm EST
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