April 26, 2016

Next IEC Meeting Thursday, May 5

Will you have some nominees next year that must be confirmed by the Senate? Worried about giving post employment advice to your outgoing political appointees and collecting their disclosure reports timely? Then the IEC is the right place to be on Thursday, May 5. We have a great panel led by Robert Shapiro from the Department of Labor, and Deborah Bortot and Dave Apol from the Office of Government Ethics that will provide an overview of the transition process and discuss the ethics issues that arise during a change of Administrations.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 12:15pm at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800.

We look forward to seeing you.

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SEC Hiring A Compliance Attorney

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 compliance attorney to work in our compliance group.  Past experience with compliance work is a plus. The responsibilities of the attorney position will include providing advice and assistance regarding the SEC's supplemental regulations regarding securities holdings, performing analysis on the interpretation and application of the SEC's supplemental compliance laws and regulations and performing the review and testing of employees' trading transactions.

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-14 level with salary range of $120,525.00 to $198,204.00, depending on years of experience.  If you have questions, please call Shira Pavis Minton at 202-551-7938.  Please apply through USA jobs at the link posted below.  The position closes on May 5th


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April 20, 2016

DOI Hiring A Deputy Ethics Counselor

The Department of the Interior is recruiting for a Deputy Ethics Counselor, GS-0301-14, for the Bureau of Land Management.  This is a permanent, full time position in Washington, DC.  Payment of relocation expenses is authorized. 

The vacancy announcement opened on Thursday, April 14, 2016, and closes Thursday, April 28, 2016.   All resumes and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on April 28, 2016, via USAJOBS.gov.

The posting for the position can be found at:


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April 14, 2016

Department of Agriculture Hiring A Senior Ethics Advisor

The USDA Office of Ethics is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates excited to join our collegial team as a full-time GS-14 Senior Ethics Program Advisor in our Washington, DC office. It is anticipated that more than one vacancy may be filled from this announcement. 

The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing ethics advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Become a member of our team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.  Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/435886200/

Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:59pm.

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April 08, 2016

Peace Corps is Hiring A DAEO

The Office of General Counsel is seeking an Associate General Counsel who will serve as the Designated Agency Ethics Official for the Peace Corps. The DAEO provides legal counsel involving Federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and Hatch Act political activity restrictions. The DAEO will prepare internal policies and develop ethics training on various topics related to Federal ethics requirements. The DEAO will also oversee the ethics duties of other members of the ethics team, which includes at least one additional attorney and a Policy & Program Analyst who dedicates part of their time to ethics issues.

The Associate General Counsel will also assume responsibility for the legal services required by the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, whose mission includes providing guidance on civil rights, equal employment opportunity and diversity matters, and addressing issues of discrimination or harassment pertaining to staff and Peace Corps Volunteers. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to assist on a diverse range of matters pertaining to the laws, regulations, directives and other guidance applicable to Federal agencies generally and to the Peace Corps in particular. The responsibilities of the position require a high level of collaboration with office heads and senior agency staff.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of four years of attorney experience in an Executive Branch agency ethics program and at least two years of EEO experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sadie Weiss via email (sweiss@peacecorps.gov) or fax (202-692-2151).

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April 05, 2016

IEC Meeting Scheduled for April 7 Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the IEC Meeting scheduled for April 7 is cancelled. We will notify you as soon as we identify a make-up date for the presentations. We regret any inconvenience.

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April 04, 2016

OSC Files Hatch Act Complaints with Merit Systems Protection Board

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel just issued a new press release on two complaints filed with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board seeking disciplinary action against federal employees for violating the Hatch Act’s candidacy restrictions.

You will find the press release at the following website:  https://osc.gov/News/pr16-06.pdf

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March 29, 2016

Next IEC Meeting - April 7, 2016

How do you manage the ethics rules as they apply to individuals from universities, national labs, or state organizations who come to work for your agency? Ever hear of an IPA?

Due to numerous requests, the topic for the IEC program for April 7 is the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPAs). Fortunately for the IEC, we welcome three experts in the Government on this issue: Karen Santoro of the National Science Foundation; Holli Beckerman Jaffe of the National Institutes of Health; and Nancy Baumgartner of the United States Geological Survey.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 12:15 at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800.

We look forward to seeing all of our fellow Federal ethics officials on April 7.

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HHS Seeking Ethics Attorneys

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ethics Division is seeking applications for one or more general attorneys (GS-0905-11/12/13/14). 

The vacancy announcement, which is at  http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/careers/openings.html#gencounsel, is open through Saturday, April 30, 2016, with applications being considered on a rolling basis until filled.  Please note that applicants must have at least one year of experience as a practicing attorney post law school to be eligible for this position.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with individuals who may be interested in this important position.  HHS OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high quality candidates. 

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March 24, 2016

CIA Hiring New Ethics Counsel

The Office of General Counsel is seeking a highly qualified Ethics Counsel at the GS-13 to GS-15 level to join its exciting and challenging legal practice. The ethics practice at CIA provides the opportunity to work on challenging issues unique in Government while contributing to the Nation's security. Experienced ethics attorneys looking for an opportunity to serve our country are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of attorney experience in an Executive Branch agency ethics program. In your application, please include a summary of your experience providing ethics advice to current and former employees, reviewing financial disclosure forms, conducting ethics training, and liaising with Office of Government Ethics personnel.

To apply, please go to the vacancy announcement on the CIA's website via clicking on the link below or copying and pasting the web address into your Internet browser. Once on the vacancy-announcement page on the CIA website, follow the link to "Application Instructions."


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