February 08, 2016

DOJ is hiring a Director of the Departmental Ethics Office

Department of Justice is advertising for a Director of the Departmental Ethics Office.  Closing date for application submission is February 29, 2016.

For more information, click here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427342200

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Slides for February 4 IEC Meeting

These were the slides shown at the February 4 IEC Meeting: 2016204 IEC

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US Education official apologizes for judgment, collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's chief information officer collapsed Tuesday after undergoing grueling questioning from lawmakers about his work on side businesses with subordinates, failure to pay taxes on his profits and award of a government contract to a friend's company.

A department spokeswoman says the official, Danny Harris, collapsed following the three-hour hearing and was taken to a hospital, where he was evaluated by doctors.

Harris had testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about ethics complaints against him.

"I take full responsibility for how some of my actions have allowed questions to arise about my judgment. I view my behavior as unacceptable and I have learned from this experience," Harris told the panel. "Poor judgment. I make no excuses."

For the full story, click here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-education-official-apologizes-poor-081427509.html

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December 17, 2015

Next IEC Meeting January 7, 2016

The January 7 IEC program will include our peers in the corporate industry and a discussion about how different corporations and agencies are employing values based training.   The meeting will take place from 12 until 2 pm at Boeing Headquarters in Virginia.

All the information about the event including free registration is available in the registration system listed below.

Here is the link to the registration system: http://www.cvent.com/d/7fqkk6/1q  

By registering, you will have name tags and check-in will be easier. If you click on the link, you will see all the information about the program.

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November 25, 2015

IEC Meeting December 3

Our December program will feature Lenny Lowentritt from the GSA.

The Topic:  Keep your agency's travel and conferences out of the headlines.  Know the rules.  Come with your questions to the equivalent of a private seminar with Len Lowentritt.

As usual, 12:15 to 1:30 at the US Access Board, 8th floor, 1331 F Street, NW.

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November 16, 2015

Detail Opportunity at OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking attorneys with Federal ethics experience for a six-month rotation.  The detailee will provide ethics support to OMB staff, handling issues that touch on nearly all aspects of Federal ethics law.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, helping to administer the financial disclosure program and providing advice and counseling on the Standards of Conduct and the conflict of interest statutes.  This is a career-enhancing opportunity to handle a range of complex ethics matters and the sponsoring agency will benefit from the substantive legal knowledge that the prospective detailee will earn at OMB. 

If interested, please contact ethics@omb.eop.gov

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October 29, 2015

November 10 Webinar Presented by the Defense Industry Initiative and DoD

Here's a chance to view a unique collaboration between the Government and the private sector.  It is a joint effort by the Defense Industry Initiative and the DoD to educate government and private sector individuals about seeking employment and post-Government employment.  The webinar, detailed in this attachment, DII Invitation (Revolving Door), will take place on November 10.

It is unique because the webinar features both a Federal government and a private sector prospective.  A  federal ethics attorney who collects disqualifications and writes post-government employment letters will present.  He will be joined by private sector attorneys who will explain what they are looking for in terms of disqualification and post-Government employment letters.

If IEC members register with the person in the announcement, they will receive a URL to get access to watch the broadcast.

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October 27, 2015

Next IEC Meeting Thursday, November 5

Our November program will feature the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub.  He will speak about "Current Events at the Office of Government Ethics."

As usual, we will meet at the US Access Board, 8th floor, 1331 F Street, NW at 12:15 -1:30.

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October 15, 2015

Department of Agriculture Hiring an 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-13 Ethics Specialist in our Washington, DC office.

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.  Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs:Caution-https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418582800 < Caution-https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418582800

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

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September 29, 2015

Slides for October 1st IEC Meeting

These are the slides for the Thursday briefing: OGE Conference October 2015

As usual, we meet at the U.S. Access Board at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800 at 12:15.

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