August 26, 2015

Next IEC Meeting Thursday, September 3

Ever had problems with your consultants or your advisory committee members? Then come to our September 3 IEC where Karen Santoro and Chris Runkel will speak about Special Government Employees. Handouts will be posted on the IEC web site next week before the meeting.

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August 20, 2015

Job Opportunity for an Attorney/Non Attorney Ethics Specialist at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Want to join a fun, dynamic and collegial group of ethics officials?  The SEC’s Office of the Ethics Counsel is looking to hire a motivated and highly-qualified full time ethics specialist to assist with our OGE 278 review program.  The responsibilities will include management and review of the SEC’s OGE 278 filings.  The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits, plus the standard Federal benefits.  The SEC is on a special pay scale and the position is being offered at the SK-13 level with salary range of $103,459 to $170,140, depending on years of experience.  

To be considered for the position, non-attorneys should apply through the USA jobs link below.

Attorneys interested in the position need not apply through USA Jobs and may simply send a resume and cover letter to

The position is open until September 1, 2015.  

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August 19, 2015

DOJ Hiring for Ethics Attorney

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is hiring an ethics attorney.  This is a GS-14 or GS-15 position that offers an opportunity to take on a leadership role in managing a Cabinet-level agency's ethics program. The incumbent serves as an Attorney-Advisor in the Departmental Ethics Office (DEO), and advises senior leadership in the Department, and managers and staff in the Justice Management Division, on the application of the ethics laws and regulations.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

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August 17, 2015


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an opening from August 17 to August 28, 2015, for an Ethics Specialist.  The vacancy announcement is for a GS-0301-9 with FPL to a GS-11 (Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-15-1466879VPA) can be found at 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an opening from August 17 to August 28, 2015, for an Ethics Specialist.  The vacancy announcement is for a GS-0301-12 (Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-15-1467227VPA) can be found at

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an opening from August 17 to August 28, 2015, for an Ethics Specialist.  The vacancy announcement is for a GS-0301-13 (Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-15-1468336VPA) can be found at

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August 12, 2015

Federal Reserve Board Hiring a Manager of Reserve Bank Services and Outside Gifts Coordinator

The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has an opening for a Manager of Reserve Bank Services and Outside Gifts Coordinator. 

To give some background, each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks has an outside board of directors.  The Federal Reserve Act, as implemented by Board policy, sets guidelines regarding the eligibility and conduct of these directors.  The person in this position would be responsible for interpreting and administering these policies and overseeing the appointment of new directors. 

An ideal candidate is someone with experience in government ethics who would be able to master relevant FRB provisions, and who has experience applying regulatory and statutory language to fact-specific circumstances.

For more information, see the job posting here.

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OGE Hiring for Two Program Analysts

OGE is seeking two Program Analysts to serve within the Program Review Branch of the Compliance Division.  Candidates who have strong analytical, organizational and communication skills are encouraged to apply.  Primary duties of the position include participating in ethics program reviews and reviewing annual public financial disclosure reports filed by Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed employees. While experience is preferred, OGE is willing to provide training to a qualified individual who exhibits potential. 

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement.  Therefore, the announcement will close on 8/26/2015 OR at 11:59pm on the day the applicant cut-off of 100 is reached, whichever occurs first.

Interested candidates should refer to announcement 15-OGE-220 or 15-OGE-219-P (see links below). Questions about the position should be directed to Doug Chapman, Chief, Professional Staff Group 2, at 202-482-9223, or Dan Skalla, Chief, Professional Staff Group 1, at 202-482-9222.

To view the announcements, please click the following links:



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Slides from June 29, 2015, IEC Meeting

For those who were interested in getting a copy of the slides from the June 29, 2015, IEC meeting, here they are: Download Ethics Council June 29 2015 Best Practices CC

As a reminder, this presentation was called BEST PRACTICES IN CORPORATE ANTI-CORRUPTION, ETHICS & COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, and was presented by GWU Law School Dean Jessica Tillipiman.

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Former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Official Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

A former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) official pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal investigators regarding his financial interest in a private company.

Brian P. Hearing, 43, of Falls Church, Virginia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia to making material false statements to federal investigators.  Among other things, Hearing admitted to falsely claiming that another individual was the only founder of the company and to denying having any legal or financial connections to the company when, in fact, he co-founded the company and shared equal ownership of it. 

To read the full arcticle, click here.

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August 06, 2015

Presentation Slides from August 6 IEC Meeting

The presentation slides from the August 6 IEC meeting presented by Stuart Bender will be found here: Download IEC-- Stuart Bender's You've Only Got a Moment - How to Prepare an Ethi...

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August 04, 2015

Former EPA Agent Sentenced for Making a False Statement in Connection with Pyramid Scheme

A Waterford, Conn. woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on July 29, 2015, in connection with her role in a pyramid scheme. As an EPA Special Agent, Campe was required each year to complete a financial disclosure report to disclose any gifts she received that totaled more than $350 from any one source or any income greater than $200 earned during that calendar year. Despite receiving $2,500 in cash (which she repaid at a later date), Campe intentionally concealed from the EPA the fact that she had received cash from the Gifting Table when she filed her annual financial disclosure report in January 2012.

For more information, read here.

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