July 02, 2015
OGE Hiring for Chief of the Agency Assistance Branch
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is seeking a dynamic and adaptable leader to serve as Chief of the Agency Assistance Branch (AAB), which is located in the Program Counsel Division. The AAB Chief also serves as part of the Program Counsel Division’s management team and reports directly to the Program Counsel.
The Chief, Agency Assistance Branch (non-attorney) vacancy is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
OGE has also advertised the position as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Chief, Agency Assistance Branch) and the vacancy is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
OGE Hiring for Visual Information Specialist position
OGE is seeking a creative individual to serve as a Visual Information Specialist (GS-1084-11) in the Legal, External Affairs, and Performance Branch of the Program Counsel Division. The candidate selected for this position will plan, develop, and coordinate production of visual information materials for a diverse group of legal, educational, and policy-focused programs. Accordingly, the ideal candidate must be aware of audience and functionality and be knowledgeable in a wide variety of multimedia products.
The position is posted on USAJOBS and is open from June 24 through July 15, 2015 at the following link:
OGE Hiring for Two Desk Officer Positions
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is seeking two engaging individuals to serve as Desk Officers in the Agency Assistance Branch (AAB) of the Program Counsel Division. Accordingly, OGE has posted one job announcement for a Government Ethics Specialist at the GS-9 level and one job announcement for a Government Ethics Specialist at the GS-12 level.
The GS-9 position is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
The GS-12 position is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
June 30, 2015
Ethics Advice Attorney Vacancy (GS 11/12/13/14) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
OPEN PERIOD: June 22, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
This is an advisory-attorney position in the Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide legal services 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. Ethics Division attorneys work closely with the White House Counsel’s Office and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in clearing new Presidential appointees in the Senate confirmation process and also provides, in consultation with state bar authorities, guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Although the positions will have generalist ethics responsibilities, depending upon staffing needs, the positions may be focused on providing these services to a principal client agency, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For additional information as to duties, required qualifications and how to apply go to http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/careers/openings.html#ga-ethics-div
Applications must be submitted no later than by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015.
Reminder! July 2 IEC Meeting
For this week's IEC Meeting, Leigh Francis and Rachel Dowell from the Office of Government Ethics' Ethics Law and Policy Branch will discuss the elements of 18 U.S.C. § 205(a)(2) and provide specific examples to help ethics officials understand the nuances of the prohibition. Susan Heller of DHS and Paul Conrad of FEMA will then share programmatic issues they’ve encountered when implementing and advising on this statute.
This week's meeting will be at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8 at 12:15.
June 29, 2015
Two Job Announcements from OGE
June 23, 2015
Reminder!!! Next IEC Meeting June 29 at USDA Jefferson Auditorium
The next IEC meeting will be held at 12:15 on June 29 at the USDA Jefferson Auditorium. Due to conflicts, there will NOT be a meeting June 4.
Directions to the Jefferson Auditorium may be found here Download Directions to Jefferson Auditorium Visitors will need to enter Wing 3 (not Wing 4) on Independence Avenue, SW. This will be a shorter walk from the Metro. Then visitors will proceed to the Jefferson Auditorium.
Speaker/Presentation details: Trends & Best Practices in Private Sector Ethics & Compliance Programs - Presented by GWU Law School Dean Jessica Tillipman
Over the past decade, the anti-corruption, ethics and compliance landscape in the private sector has changed dramatically. This is a direct consequence of a robust anti-corruption enforcement effort by the United States and other countries. The increase in anti-corruption enforcement has had a profound impact on large, multinational corporations. Many of these companies have responded to this increase in enforcement by investing heavily in sophisticated ethics and compliance programs designed to prevent or reduce liability for anti-corruption violations. This presentation will focus on trends and best practices in private sector ethics and compliance programs and the impact they have had on corporate culture and behavior.
Jessica Tillipman is the Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School. In addition to managing the law school's externship program, she teaches a Government Contracts Anti-Corruption & Compliance Seminar that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics and compliance issues in government procurement. She also advises companies on anti-corruption compliance issues.
Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Tillipman was an associate in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office, where she was member of the firm's Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling practice groups. Dean Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the "The FCPA Blog"-a leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource on the internet. She has also published numerous articles on various topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, suspension and debarment, and government ethics. Dean Tillipman graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH and obtained her JD, with honors, from George Washington University Law School.
June 19, 2015
Hatch Act Update from OSC
See the latest press release from OSC here
June 10, 2015
Previously Concealed Misconduct Will Soon Become Public for Some Feds
Govexec.com reports: Some federal employees’ dirty laundry will soon be aired to the public, under a new policy instituted by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
The IG’s office notified members of Congress last week it would make public summary reports of misconduct by Justice senior management -- meaning employees at the General Schedule 15 level, Senior Executive Service members and higher ranking officials -- and other investigations of “significant public interest.” Previously, such investigations would remain hidden from public view unless the department decided to prosecute the officials and a federal court released the records.
June 09, 2015
July 2 IEC Meeting
Leigh Francis and Rachel Dowell from OGE’s Ethics Law and Policy Branch will discuss the elements of 18 U.S.C. § 205(a)(2) and provide specific examples to help ethics officials understand the nuances of the prohibition. Susan Heller of DHS and Paul Conrad of FEMA will then share programmatic issues they’ve encountered when implementing and advising on this statute.
The July 2 meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8 at 12:15.
Remember!!!! The June IEC Meeting will be held June 29 at the USDA Jefferson Auditorium.
The presentation will be: Trends & Best Practices in Private Sector Ethics & Compliance Programs - Presented by GWU Law School Dean Jessica Tillipman.