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Like all U.S. citizens, federal employees' rights are protected under the First Amendment. But when their private lives conflict with their agency's mission, it's another story. DHS employee Ayo Kimathi's racist website is a case in point.
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, said the 17-agency community is trying not to repeat lessons of past cuts that hampered analytical capabilities. Clapper also issued a new IC-wide code of ethics and made a key change to the security clearance form.
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.
A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.
The Customs and Border Protection directorate wants to weed out agents who "go bad" years into their careers, using more lie detector tests. Background checks at the Transportation Security Administration have kept more than 5,000 potentially bad actors from joining the TSA workforce. At Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaders emphasize the importance of employee outreach and education to prevent corruption.
Tags: corruption , oversight , management , ICE , CBP , DHS , Thomas Winkowski , James Duncan , Timothy Moynihan , Michael McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management , Ruben Gomez
Jaime Gracia is industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting.
Rules change about who and when an ethics officer can clear for private employment
DII is launching a robust new training series that will enhance our members' existing programs dealing with the new FAR mandatory disclosure rules, personal conflicts of interest, organizational conflicts of interest and revolving-door policies.