April 15, 2014

Next IEC Meeting: May 1, Arthur Goldberg from DOJ

The IEC program presenter for May 1 is Arthur Goldberg, the Assistant Director, Federal Programs Branch, Department of Justice. Among other duties, his office is responsible for prosecuting public financial disclosure filers that willfully fail to file public financial disclosure reports in a timely manner. Since we all review public financial disclosure reports, this should be of great interest to all federal ethics officials.

Meeting details:  May 1, beginning at 12:15.  Location:  1331 F Street, NW, U.S. Access Board, Floor 8. 

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March 19, 2014

Next IEC Meeting April 3: Hatch Act Update

Please join us for the next IEC meeting on April 3:  Ms. Ana Galindo-Marrone, Chief, Hatch Act Unit at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel will give an update on the latest Hatch Act developments including the impact of its recent amendment.   This is not to be missed! 

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

See you there!

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February 27, 2014

Next IEC Meeting, March 6: Approaching the 2nd Anniversary of the STOCK Act

President Obama signed the STOCK Act into law on April 4, 2012. The provision requiring all public financial disclosures be posted on the internet in a searchable, sortable database was modified on April 15, 2013. In addition, the STOCK Act required e-filing, notification of negotiations for future employment and compensation, and imposed limits on federal employees’ ability to participate in IPOs.

Join us at the IEC meeting on Thursday, March 6th, starting at 12:15, to discuss these issues and to hear short presentations from the panel below:

Seth Jaffe, Chief, Ethics Law and Policy Branch, OGE

Chip Christopher, Chief, Agency Assistance Branch, OGE

Cheryl Embree, Attorney, Ethics and Appeals Division, HUD

Location:  U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, 8th Floor, NW, Washington DC, 12:15 start time

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February 06, 2014

Presentation Slides for Feb. 6 IEC Meeting on Agencies and Private Foundations

Please find the meeting presentation slides here:  Download IEC-Foundations.14B-public[1]

With presenters' notes (view in upper left corner of each slide) Download IEC-Foundations.14B-public[1]

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January 31, 2014

Reminder: Next IEC Meeting Feb. 6- Agencies and Private Foundations

Do you work for an agency that interacts with a private foundation? Maybe the private foundation even has a statute? Have you seen good, bad or both in the interaction between the agency and the foundation? Want to learn more about the good and the bad? Come to the IEC on February 6, and Rainee Luciano (aka Lucky Luciano) and Rich Grant of the Department of the Interior and David Taube of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will lead a panel discussion about foundations and agencies.

February 6, 12:15, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW

Please note: The U.S. Access Board staff would like to remind attendees that there is no entry to the 8th Floor prior to noon.

See you there!

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January 22, 2014

Next IEC Meeting: February 6: Agencies and Private Foundations

Do you work for an agency that interacts with a private foundation? Maybe the private foundation even has a statute? Have you seen good, bad or both in the interaction between the agency and the foundation? Want to learn more about the good and the bad? Come to the IEC on February 6, and Rainee Luciano (aka Lucky Luciano) and Rich Grant of the Department of the Interior and David Taube of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will lead a panel discussion about foundations and agencies.

February 6, 12:15, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW

See you there!

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January 06, 2014

Reminder! January 9 IEC Meeting: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum

January 9, 2014: Please join us at a joint meeting of the Interagency Ethics Council and the Government Contractor’s Forum of WMACCA for an afternoon of benchmarking and networking. The event is titled: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum and the Interagency Ethics Council: “I’ve looked at ethics from both sides now.” We will be comparing best practices (and maybe some that aren’t so good) regarding post-government employment restrictions, addressing difficult gift questions, achieving compliance by your employees, implementing an effective gift policy, and other wild ideas as they develop. Come and share your challenges, achievements, and bold ideas with senior ethics and compliance officials from government and industry. (Bring your own lunch if you want one. This is a brownbag event. WMACCA will provide coffee, sodas, and light refreshments).

We seek IEC member registration in advance at: http://www.cvent.com/d/44qlzz/1Q  to ensure a name badge will be ready for members when they arrive.

Networking reception: 11:30-12:00

Program: 12:00 – 2:00 (In person only. No on-line presentation).

WMACCA will apply for 2.0 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.

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December 27, 2013

Reminder! January IEC Meeting: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum

January 9, 2014: Please join us at a joint meeting of the Interagency Ethics Council and the Government Contractor’s Forum of WMACCA for an afternoon of benchmarking and networking.

The event is titled: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum and the Interagency Ethics Council: “I’ve looked at ethics from both sides now.” We will be comparing best practices (and maybe some that aren’t so good) regarding post-government employment restrictions, addressing difficult gift questions, achieving compliance by your employees, implementing an effective gift policy, and other wild ideas as they develop. Come and share your challenges, achievements, and bold ideas with senior ethics and compliance officials from government and industry. (Bring your own lunch if you want one. This is a brownbag event. WMACCA will provide coffee, sodas, and light refreshments).

We seek IEC member registration in advance at: http://www.cvent.com/d/44qlzz/1Q to ensure a name badge will be ready for members when they arrive.

Networking reception: 11:30-12:00

Program: 12:00 – 2:00 (In person only. No on-line presentation).

WMACCA will apply for 2.0 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.

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December 02, 2013

January IEC Meeting: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum

January 9, 2014:  Please join us at a joint meeting of the Interagency Ethics Council and the Government Contractor’s Forum of WMACCA for an afternoon of benchmarking and networking.

The event is titled:  WMACCA Government Contractors Forum and the Interagency Ethics Council: “I’ve looked at ethics from both sides now.”

We will be comparing best practices (and maybe some that aren’t so good) regarding post-government employment restrictions, addressing difficult gift questions, achieving compliance by your employees, implementing an effective gift policy, and other wild ideas as they develop.

Come and share your challenges, achievements, and bold ideas with senior ethics and compliance officials from government and industry. (Bring your own lunch if you want one. This is a brownbag event. WMACCA will provide coffee, sodas, and light refreshments).

We seek IEC member registration in advance at: http://www.cvent.com/d/44qlzz/1Q  to ensure a name badge will be ready for members when they arrive.  

Networking reception: 11:30-12:00

Program: 12:00 – 2:00 (In person only. No on-line presentation).

WMACCA will apply for 2.0 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.

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November 19, 2013

Next IEC Meeting: December 5

Please join us for the next IEC meeting on December 5- Mr. Lenny Loewentritt, Deputy General Counsel, GSA, will give his annual update on the latest travel issues facing the Government. Please join us at 12:15 at the usual meeting place:

1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8.

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October 28, 2013

Next IEC Meeting- November 7, featuring OGE Director Walter Shaub

Please join us at the next IEC meeting where Walter Shaub, Director of the Office of Government Ethics, will discuss "Current Events at OGE." The meeting will be held at the usual place, 1331 F Street, NW, Washington DC, Floor 8, from 12:15-1:30. The IEC team will have a short planning meeting after the main presentation to discuss 2014 programming- all are welcome to come with their ideas! See you there!

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October 01, 2013

October 3 IEC Meeting Update

In case of government shutdown this Thursday, October 3, the IEC meeting featuring a presentation from the Director, Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, will be re-scheduled for a later date.  Please check in with the IEC web site for updates.   

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September 19, 2013

Next IEC Meeting: October 3 Featuring Guest Speaker, Walter Shaub, Director OGE

Please join us at the next IEC meeting where Walter Shaub, Director of the Office of Government Ethics, will discuss "Current Events at OGE." 

The meeting will be held at the usual place, 1331 F Street, NW, Washington DC, Floor 8, from 12:15-1:30.

See you there!

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September 03, 2013

Reminder! Next IEC Meeting September 5

Please join us at the next IEC meeting when Ruth Vetter, from DLA, will address the group on the various issues that arise when you receive an invitation. Whether it is the Pledge, political activities or post-Government employment, this presentation will be a great summary of all the ethics rules that could apply when you receive an invitation. The meeting will be held September 5 at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8 from 12:15-1:15. See you there!

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August 22, 2013

Next IEC Meeting, September 5

Please join us at the next IEC meeting when Ruth Vetter, from DLA, will address the group on the various issues that arise when you receive an invitation. Whether it is the Pledge, political activities or post-Government employment, this presentation will be a great summary of all the ethics rules that could apply when you receive an invitation.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Floor 8 from 12:15-1:15.  See you there!

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August 08, 2013

Materials from August 1 IEC Meeting

Handouts and powerpoint from Paul Conrad's presentation at the August 1 IEC meeting are attached.  Paul spoke about using various media in ethics training and the copyright issues that are involved. 

Download FAQ about Copyright

Download Know your copy rights[1]

Download Using Current Events in Ethics Training from YouTube TV Movies and Print Media2

Download IEC Training Tips

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July 26, 2013

Next IEC Meeting: August 1

Please join us at the next IEC meeting on August 1!  We are back to our normal schedule.  The meeting topic will be "Ethics Training Using Real Media ---Issues and Ideas....." 

Paul Conrad, the now Full Time Ethics Training Attorney for FEMA, is going to provide a class on how to use real media, e.g., newspapers, magazines, tv, recording, internet, You Tube and other sources without being sued for copyright infringement.....what you can and can't do, and how such training can be very effective.

This is a timely presentation as we all gear up to build our annual ethics trainings!

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

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July 08, 2013

Reminder: Next IEC Meeting July 12

Next IEC Meeting: Friday, July 12: "So, you've been invited..."

Please join us at the next IEC meeting FRIDAY JULY 12. The title of this presentation is "So, you've been invited .................."  Join this interactive session to discuss sample invitations and whether or not your agency would make a WAG determination/ other gift exception.  Panel members include Karen Santoro of the National Science Foundation, Ellen Herr of the Department of the Air Force, and James Dubois of the Department of Energy.

Please note special date: Friday, July 12 at 12:15 at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW Suite 800

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June 25, 2013

Next IEC Meeting: Friday, July 12: "So, you've been invited..."

Please join us at the next IEC meeting FRIDAY JULY 12.

The title of this presentation is  "So, you've been invited .................."   Join this interactive session to discuss sample invitations and whether or not your agency would make a WAG determination/ other gift exception.  Panel members include Karen Santoro of the National Science Foundation,  Ellen Herr of the Department of the Air Force, and James Dubois of the Department of Energy.  

Please note special date:  Friday, July 12 at 12:15 at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW Suite 800

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June 03, 2013

Reminder: No IEC Meeting in June

Just a friendly reminder: There will not be an IEC meeting in June.

In July we will meet on Friday, July 12, at 12:15.

In August, and the rest of the year, we will return to our first of the month Thursday schedule.

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May 20, 2013

Reminder: No IEC Meeting in June

Just a friendly reminder:

There will not be an IEC meeting in June.

In July we will meet on Friday, July 12, at 12:15.

In August, and the rest of the year, we will return to our first of the month Thursday schedule.

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April 30, 2013

Reminder: May 2 IEC Meeting: Outside Activities

Ever have trouble tracking who has received outside activity approval? Ever wonder what criteria to use for such approval? Gretchen Weaver of NIH and Elizabeth Fischmann, HHS/OGC, will discuss their outside activity approval process and related issues at our May meeting.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, from 12:15-1:15.

Handouts for the presentation may be found here:  Download May 2013 IEC (slides only)

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April 19, 2013

Next IEC Meeting May 2- Outside Activities

Ever have trouble tracking who has received outside activity approval?  Ever wonder what criteria to use for such approval?  Gretchen Weaver of NIH, will discuss her outside activity approval process and related issues at our May meeting.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, from 12:15-1:15. 

Some important housekeeping announcements regarding upcoming IEC meetings:

There will be no meeting held in June.

In July, we will  meet Friday, July 12, due to a scheduling conflict.

Beginning in August, we will return to our usual first Thursday of each month schedule.

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April 03, 2013

Reminder: IEC Meeting April 4, 12:15

Please join us at our next IEC meeting April 4 to hear a presentation from Mr. Pat Kelley, the Assistant Director, Office of Integrity and Compliance, FBI, who will share with us how the FBI program is structured and how it operates. Pat works on both the rules-based ethics that we all do, but also focuses on values-based ethics and compliance. The meeting will be held from 12:15-1:15, April 4, at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor. See you there!

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March 25, 2013

Next IEC Meeting on April 4

Please join us at our next IEC meeting April 4 to hear a presentation from Mr. Pat Kelley, the Assistant Director, Office of Integrity and Compliance, FBI, who will share with us how the FBI program is structured and how it operates.  Pat works on both the rules-based ethics that we all do, but also focuses on values-based ethics and compliance. 

The meeting will be held from 12:15-1:15, April 4, at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor.  See you there!

 

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February 27, 2013

Next IEC Meeting: March 7

Please join us March 7 for a very interesting panel discussion on the ethics nomination process.  Geared especially for those ethics officials who have not vetted nominations before, the panel will discuss perspectives from small and big agencies, and what the White House and the Office of Government Ethics are looking for in the ethics review.  Panel members include Justina Fugh of EPA, Katie Youel Page of the State Department, Allison George from OGE and Karen Dalheim, Jeff Green and Erica Dornburg from DOD's Standards of Conduct Office.

Please join us March 7 at the US Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, at 12:15.  Bring your questions and your lunch!

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February 04, 2013

Reminder: February 7 IEC Meeting

Our February program features Professor Michael Frisch, currently Ethics Counsel to the Law Center at Georgetown University and adjunct professor for professional responsibility. He previously was senior assistant bar counsel to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was in private practice from 1978-84 and served as an assistant federal public defender for Maryland from 1975-78. Professor Frisch worked as a research assistant for the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974. Mr. Frisch has received the ABA Journal's inaugural "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame" for his efforts in cataloging state bar disciplinary cases including sanctions imposed for attorney misconduct, and providing public access to these cases. Among other things, he will address professional responsibility for administrative lawyers.

The meeting will be held at the Special Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, February 7, at 12:15.

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January 22, 2013

February 7 IEC Meeting

Our February program features Professor Michael Frisch, currently Ethics Counsel to the Law Center at Georgetown University and adjunct professor for professional responsibility. He previously was senior assistant bar counsel to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was in private practice from 1978-84 and served as an assistant federal public defender for Maryland from 1975-78. Professor Frisch worked as a research assistant for the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974. Mr. Frisch has received the ABA Journal's inaugural "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame" for his efforts in cataloging state bar disciplinary cases including sanctions imposed for attorney misconduct, and providing public access to these cases. Among other things, he will address professional responsibility for administrative lawyers.

 

The meeting will be held at the Special Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, February 7, at 12:15.

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December 19, 2012

January 3 IEC Meeting: Roundtable with WMACCA

Back by popular demand, our January 3rd session will be a joint meeting with the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) and will focus on the Federal gift rules.

The meeting will run from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, and will be held at the Boeing Building, 1200 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn, VA. (From the Rosslyn Metro Station on Moore Street, turn right and walk to the corner; the Boeing Building is directly across the street.)

As was announced earlier this week, it is a brown bag lunch and you may bring something or purchase a box lunch.  If you wish to purchase a box lunch for the meeting, please email [email protected] by close of business on Thursday.

Most importantly, please register for the event, using the following link: 

http://www.cvent.com/d/8cqdd8/1Q

Note that attendance at this meeting will satisfy one hour of Virginia CLE.

 

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November 19, 2012

Next IEC Meeting: Monday, December 10

Please note that the next IEC meeting will be held on MONDAY, December 10.  Mr. Lenny Lowentritt, Deputy General Counsel, GSA, will give his annual update on the latest travel issues facing the Government.  Please join us at 12:15 at the usual meeting place:

 US Access Board

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800

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October 31, 2012

REMINDER!!! Next IEC Meeting: November 1, featuring OGE Acting Director and General Counsel, Mr. Don Fox

A reminder to please join us for a very special session with Mr. Don Fox, Acting Director and General Counsel for the Office of Government Ethics.

Mr. Fox will be giving his popular "ethics year in review" presentation which is not to be missed! The meeting will begin promptly at 12:15, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor.  See you there!

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October 18, 2012

Next IEC Meeting: November 1, featuring OGE Acting Director and General Counsel, Mr. Don Fox

Please join us for a very special session with Mr. Don Fox, Acting Director and General Counsel for the Office of Government Ethics.  Mr. Fox will be giving his popular "ethics year in review" presentation which is not to be missed! 

The meeting will begin promptly at 12:15, 1331 F Street, NW.  See you there!

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October 01, 2012

Next IEC Meeting: October 4: Conflicts of Interest in the Grant Process

Please join us this Thursday, October 4, to hear an important presentation on conflicts of interest in the grant process from attorneys in two Inspector General offices:  the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Speakers Talisha M. Searcy and Athena R. Jones will discuss conflicts of interests among Federal grantees that can compromise the integrity of a Federal Grant Program. 

HHS OIG will share examples from its evaluation of conflicts of interest in NIH research grants. HUD OIG will share examples from its evaluation of conflicts of interest in three separate HUD programs. This session will focus on how addressing conflicts of interest can bolster public confidence in the grant process.

Thursday's meeting will be held at the Special Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, 8th Floor, at 12:15.  See you there!

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August 31, 2012

REMINDER: Next IEC Meeting September 6

We welcome Ms. Erica Dornburg, Senior Attorney at DOD's Standards of Conduct Office, as our speaker at the next IEC meeting on September 6, 12:15.  Erica will discuss Best Practices for an internal program, including an assessment and program review for field activities.  

Note:  If you are not on the roster as a regular IEC meeting attendee, please pre-register with Ms. Danielle Barrett, USDA, at [email protected]

The meeting will be held at the usual spot- 1331 F Street NW.

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August 07, 2012

Next IEC Meeting September 6, 12:15

We welcome Ms. Erica Dornburg, Senior Attorney at DOD's Standards of Conduct Office, as our speaker at the next IEC meeting.  Erica will discuss Best Practices for an internal program, including an assessment and program review for field activities.  More details to follow.

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August 01, 2012

Next IEC Meeting August 2, 12:15

Reminder that the next IEC meeting will be Thursday, August 2 at 12:15.  Col Tom Serrano will give his excellent presentation on Reserve Personnel Ethics Issues.  The slide presentation can be found at this link Download RC_Personnel_Issues July 2012 (2)

 

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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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May 02, 2012

May 2012 IEC Mtg: Fed Reserve Bank of NY

Here is the power point presentation for this week's IEC presentation on "Advanced Financial Instruments."  There are two formats: slides or handout.

Please remember to print out a copy and bring to the presentation.  Copies will not be available at the meeting.

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April 17, 2012

May 3rd Meeting

The topic for our May 3rd meeting will be "Financial Products for Dummies."  Our guest speakers from the New York Federal Reserve are Michael Drago, who will speak about certain financial products, and Yasamine Hashemi, an ethics official, who will address how to report the products on a disclosure report.  Special thanks to Cary Williams for assisting in arranging this program.

We will meet at the U.S. Access Board, at 1331 F Street, N.W. from 12:15-1:30.  As always, individuals who are on the IEC roster need not pre-register for this meeting.  Ethics officials who are not on the roster but who wish to attend can pre-register by contacting Danielle Barrett at [email protected] not later than Monday, April 30th.  Those who are neither on the IEC roster nor pre-registered can still be admitted by showing a Government ID upon arrival at the building.

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April 04, 2012

April 2012 IEC Presentation Materials: OSC Hatch Act Hot Topics

[UPDATED] Here are the handouts for this week's IEC presentation:

Please print out and bring to the presentation.

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March 22, 2012

April 5th Meeting - Hatch Act

At our April 5th meeting we are pleased to host Erica Hambrick, of the Office of Special Counsel's Hatch Act Unit, who will address the latest updates on political activities by Federal employees under that Hatch Act.  In what promises to be a very active election year, Erica's presentation will be both timely and valuable, so if providing advice on this topic falls within your charter, you'll certainly want to attend or send one of your ethics office colleagues to our April meeting.

As usual, we will meet at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, N.W. (on the north side of F Street, between 13th and 14th Streets, near the Metro Center station) from 12:15-1:30.  As always, individuals who are on the IEC roster need not pre-register for this meeting.  Ethics officials who are not on our roster but who wish to attend can pre-register by contacting Danielle Barrett at [email protected] not later than Monday, April 2nd.  Those who are neither on the IEC roster nor pre-registered can still be admitted by showing a Government ID upon arrival at the building.

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February 28, 2012

March 2012 Presentation Materials: Ethics in Brief (in PDF)

For those who may have encountered problems downloading the word versions of the USDA one-pagers, please see below, PDF versions:

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February 27, 2012

Reminder: Meeting on Thursday

Stuart Bender, the Designated Agency Ethics Official at the Department of Agriculture, will be the guest speaker at the next IEC meeting on Thursday, March 1, on the topic of sharpening ethics communications. We had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Bender at the most recent OGE ethics conference, and this experience has whetted our appetite to learn more. A previous post contains logistical details about the meeting.

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February 26, 2012

March 2012 Presentation Materials: Ethics in Brief

Here are the handouts for this week's IEC presentation:

Please remember to print an bring copies with you.

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February 17, 2012

March 1st Meeting

Have you ever been asked to summarize a 14 page criminal ethics statute on one 3 x 5 card? How about when senior management asks for a succinct but accurate description of what ethics law applies to a particular matter, and you are told it should not exceed one page. Have you done this? Well, a seasoned veteran of the ethics community will be sharing how to present ethics epistles at our March 1, IEC meeting, Mr. Stuart Bender, the Designated Agency Ethics Official at the Department of Agriculture. This presentation, and his handouts, should directly benefit any of us in our practice. Participants will learn tools and techniques that they can immediately put to use.

As usual, we will meet at the United States Access Board, at 1331 F Street, N.W. (on the north side of F Street, between 13th and 14th Streets, near the Metro Center station) from 12:15-1:30. As always, individuals who are on the IEC roster need not pre-register. Ethics officials who are not on our roster but who wish to attend can pre-register by contacting [email protected] not later than Monday, February 27th. Those who are neither on the IEC roster nor pre-registered can still be admitted by showing a Government ID upon arrival at the building.

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February 03, 2012

FOUND: Women's black jacket

A woman’s black jacket, size small (Anne Klein) was left in suite where the IEC presentation was given.  It is hanging on the coat rack for now.  The owner should call Rose Marie to arrange pick up at (202) 272.0006.

 

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February 02, 2012

February 2012 Presentation Materials: Ethics & Govt Lawyers

Here is the handout for today's IEC presentation, ETHICS & THE GOVERNMENT LAWYER.  Download Ethics & Govt Lawyer handout (02-02-2012)

Please try to bring a copy with you to today's presentation.

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January 12, 2012

February 2nd Meeting

Our February 2nd meeting topic is professional responsibility for Government employees.  Our speaker will be Jack Marshall, the founder and president of ProEthics, Ltd., and the primary writer and editor of the ethics community blog, "Ethics Alarms" (www.ethicsalarms.com).  His articles and essays have appeared in numerous national and regional publications, and he has spoken on leadership and ethics topics before a variety of audiences in both the private and public sectors.  We are pleased to have Mr. Marshall with us for our February meeting, and are certain that, whether litigators or administrative attorneys, we'll all benefit from attending this session.

We will meet at the United States Access Board, 1331 F Street, N.W. (between 13th and 14th Streets, near Metro Center station) from 12:15 - 1:30.  As always, individuals who are on the IEC roster need not pre-register.  Ethics officials who are not on our roster but who wish to attend this meeting can pre-register by contacting [email protected] not later than Monday, January 30th.  Those who are neither on the roster nor pre-registered can still be admitted by showing a Government ID upon arrival at USAB.

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January 04, 2012

Reminder: Big Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5

What looks like an exceptional IEC meeting will be held Thursday, January 5. The topics will be personal conflicts of interest and post-Government employment restrictions.

It will be a joint meeting with the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA). Instructors include Professor Kathleen Clark, of Washington University School of Law, Mike Kallens, of Booz Allen Hamilton, and Pat Carney, of the FCC, Jeff Green, of DOD, and Steve Epstein, of Boeing.

Our December 12 post has the details.

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