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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 , Jason Miller , In Depth , management , OGE , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT
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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 , OGE , financial disclosure , Emily Kopp , oversight , management , workforce

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

Rear Adm. Peg Klein, Defense Department

Most members of the military become steeped in ethics and professionalism from the outset. But in an organization as large as the Defense Department, bad apples will sometimes turn up. Recently, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appointed Navy Rear Adm. Peg Klein as his senior advisor for military professionalism, looking across all of the armed services. She gives Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive an inside look at her job.

Tags: Peg Klein , Chuck Hagel , DoD

Monday - 08/04/2014, 12:52am EDT
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Jack London, Chairman, CACI International

As the military's nuclear force suffers from a widespread cheating scandal, leaders promise to crack down on ethics. Not just for the rank-and-file but also for their commanders. CACI International Chairman Jack London has written a new book, "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor." In it, he reflects on the ethics lessons his company learned from being implicated in one of the biggest scandals of the Iraq War.

Tags: Jack London , CACI , integrity , leadership ,

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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Feds' private lives: what's legal and what's not

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.

Tags: DHS , Ayo Kimathi , racism , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , workforce

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:02am EDT
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Intel community seeks to protect workforce from sequestration's impact

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.

Tags: workforce , James Clapper , ODNI , sequestration , budget , security clearances , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:55am 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: OGE , best practices , management , inauguration , Don Fox , gift giving

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

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

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.

Tags: GAO , EPA , HHS , NIH , CDC , FDA , Frances Collins , hiring , oversight , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

DHS underscores efforts to battle corruption

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

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Analysis: DHS proposed rule might hurt agency-industry collaboration

Jaime Gracia is industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting.

Tags: Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Better Government IT Working Group , DHS , workforce , conflict of interest , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:57pm EDT
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