July 20, 2015

Next IEC Meeting Thursday, August 6th

You’ve Only Got a Minute: Creating Engaging Ethics Training for Busy Feds

Stuart Bender, the Director of USDA's Office of Ethics, will present some of the innovative training techniques utilized at USDA to communicate complex ethics concepts to employees in easily accessible and engaging “teachable moments.” We will discuss five easy steps for creating memorable “Ethics One Pagers” along with strategies that you can use in your own agencies to more effectively engage audiences.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8, at 12:15.

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July 13, 2015

Openings at NIH

The National Institutes of Health Ethics Office (NEO) is looking for Ethics Specialists to join their team of professionals. In this important position, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expand your experience dealing with ethics issues. The ethics staff assists the NIH staff with meeting the requirements of the statutes and regulations governing behavior of employees of the Federal Government.

The Ethics Specialist GS-0301-11/12/13 vacancy announcements will open and will appear on www.usajobs.gov and below are links to the announcements. The applicants can begin applying on Thursday:

•DE- OPEN to all US Citizens:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408065100

•Open/Close Dates: Thursday, 9 July 2015 through Tuesday, 14 July 2015

•MP- OPEN to Status Candidates: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408969900

•Open/Close Dates: Thursday, 9 July 2015 through Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting the efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

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July 10, 2015

Presentation Slides from July 2 IEC Meeting

The presentation slides from the July 2 IEC meeting may be found here:  Download 205(a)(2) Presentation (IEC Meeting 7 2 15)

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Bob McDonnell loses appeal over public corruption convictions

The Washington Post reports

A federal appeals panel court on Thursday unanimously affirmed the public corruption convictions against former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, writing in an 89-page opinion that the onetime Republican rising star "received a fair trial and was duly convicted by a jury of his fellow Virginians."

The decision, authored by judge Stephanie D. Thacker and joined by judges Robert B. King and Diana Gribbon Motz, brings to a close another important chapter in the saga that has gripped Richmond and the nation.

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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:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408344600

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:

 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408345900

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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:

 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407900100

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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:

 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407948500

The GS-12 position is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407847800

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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.

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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.

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June 29, 2015

Two Job Announcements from OGE

15-OGE-215-X

http://usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408345900

 

15-OGE-216

 http://usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408344600

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