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July 17, 2012

Several Ethics-Related Articles in Today's Government Executive Online

Government Executive online posted several ethics-related articles today:





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July 16, 2012

Ethics Attorney Opening (GS-12/13) at DOJ Departmental Ethics Office

Opening is in The Departmental Ethics Office (DEO), Policy, Management and Planning (PMP), Justice Management Division (JMD), Department of Justice.  DEO administers the Department-wide ethics program for the Assistant Attorney General for Administration, who serves as the Department's Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO).  Details may be found on USAJobs at the following link: 


Job Announcement Number:  DAAG-12-001  

Closes August 3, 2012


Kathleen Silbaugh

Phone: (202)514-8196 


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Bill Aimed at Cutting Conference Spending May Not Save Money in Long Run

A Government Executive article states that the bill introduced after news broke of GSA's extravagent conference spending in 2010, may not save money.  The bill, introduced by Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., places spending caps on conferences, but would potentially cause a shift in spending to telecommunication and computer technologies to compensate for the downturn in travel budgets. 

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Attorney-Advisor Opening at SEC

The job announcement can be found on USAJobs at the following link


Closes at 11:59 on July 16, 2012.

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July 13, 2012

Maryland Congressman Voices Security Concerns Re: the STOCK Act

Rep. Chris Van Hollen has voiced concerns over disclosure requirements for federal workers included in the recently passed Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act.

In a letter written to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Tuesday, Rep. Van Hollen called himself an “advocate of open and transparent government” and said he supports the disclosure requirements in principle, but pointed to security concerns that should be addressed.

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July 12, 2012

Vacancy at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking an experienced Supervisory Ethics Program Administrator at a grade 15. The position is full-time and will be located in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore, Maryland. The complete job announcement is posted on USAJobs at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320334900

 or search under job announcement # CMS-OOM-MP-12-695430.

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July 11, 2012

CANCELLATION!!!! July 12 IEC Meeting Cancelled

Several IEC members have informed us that they will not be able to attend tomorrow's IEC meeting due to the schedule conflict with OGE's webinar on transactions.  Tomorrow's speaker, Colonel Serrano, has kindly offered to present his topic on Reserve Personnel Ethics at a later date, to be announced.  We apologize for the late notice.  The next IEC meeting will be in August and a notice will be posted.  Thank you.

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July 10, 2012

Slide Presentation for July 12 Meeting

The slides for Colonel (promoted!) Tom Serrano's presentation at the July 12 meeting are attached.  Download RC_Personnel_Issues July 2012 (2)

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July 09, 2012

REMINDER! IEC Meeting July 12

Just a reminder that the IEC meeting is this week, July 12, 12:15-1:15.  Lt Col Tom Serrano will be our speaker discussing ethics issues that affect military reservists.   Lt Col Serrano is an excellent speaker so this one is not one to miss!  See you there.

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July 05, 2012


The Office of Government Ethics is seeking two motivated and highly-qualified candidates for an exciting full-time permanent position in the Office of Agency Programs located in Washington D.C. This vacancy announcement is being posted on USAJOBS from 7/4/2012 – 7/18/2012. This announcement is only open to government employees.

To view, click here: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320575700

As a Lead Management Analyst, the incumbent will:

• Be responsible for all aspects of the Executive Branch issues-oriented reviews/surveys, providing technical guidance to team members. The incumbent provides a level of consistency for each review/survey and discusses issues and problems encountered with the Associate Director, PRD; Deputy Director, OAP; and attorneys assigned to the Office of General Counsel and Legal Policy.

• Provide technical leadership over PRD management analysts in conducting Executive Branch reviews/surveys to assist ethics officials in implementing and improving their ethics programs and in providing definitive data to OGE policy-setting components. Incumbent will prepare end-of-assignment assessments of the work performed by team members.

• Prepare final report of the review/survey findings, proposing recommendations or options needed to be implemented by OGE and/or departments/agencies for improving the Executive Branch ethics program and bringing it into compliance with laws, executive orders, and regulations.

• Analyze and compare ethics issues on an Executive Branch basis to develop data, based on actual department/agency experience, for use by other OGE components in the development and revision of Executive Branch ethics regulations and policies.

Job Announcement Number: 12-OGE-009 Control Number: 320575700

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July 04, 2012

OSC Posts Press Release on New Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012

See the press release here.

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July 03, 2012

Scientists Voice Opposition to the STOCK Act

An article in Government Executive reports that the Association of Scientists, which represents scientists in the National Institutes of Health and others receiving federal research grants, said the STOCK Act will put its members at risk for identity theft and will drive top scholars to the private sector, where they can have more privacy. The organization said the requirements that were in effect prior to the April 4 signing of the STOCK Act are sufficient, and the new provisions are creating superfluous administrative tasks that take away from accomplishing real work.

The group wrote a letter Monday to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee -- Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, respectively -- to voice its concerns.

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