The Federal Eye: ethics


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013

’Tis the season to brush up on ethics regulations

The government’s central ethics office recommends that employees read its poetic guide to gift-giving and -getting.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethical restrictions, ethics, federal employees, gifts

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Ethical limits on federal employees would continue in shutdown

Employees on unpaid leave remain subject to restrictions on outside employment.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conflict of interest, ethics, federal employees, government shutdown, outside employment

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Congress considers repeal of disclosure form posting requirement

Congress could repeal as early as today a requirement that financial disclosure forms filed by many senior career federal employees be posted online.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conflicts of interest, ethics, federal employees, financial disclosures, stock act

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Federal employees warned to watch out for emoluments

Federal employees can be trapped by a little-known restriction against accepting pay or items of value from foreign nations.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics, federal employees, gifts

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Outside-employment restrictions will still apply to furloughed federal workers

Furloughed federal employees will remain subject to restrictions on outside employment and other ethics policies.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics, federal employees, furloughs, outside employment, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Ethics restrictions for federal workers apply to inaugural activities

Federal employees generally may participate in the upcoming Inaugural activities but they should be careful not to violate certain ethical restrictions, the guidance says.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal ethics policies, Hatch Act, Inauguration, office of government ethics