PUBLIC ETHICS. Public ethics. Name. Submitted to. Date.
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WORKSHEET IIQuestion 1a: What is the agency’s legislative mandate? (What is it required to do by law?)Answer – The United States Office of Government Ethics agency’s legislative mandate isimposed upon its executive branch employees, elected officials of the executive and legislativebranches, and the former officers. The law states that every employee has to abide by theUSOGE’s established standards of conduct in order to ensure transparency in governmentthrough financial disclosure (Kettl, 2013).Question 1b: Name five of the standards for ethical conduct of employees of the executivebranch.Answer – The names of those five standards for ethical conduct of employees of the executivebranch are listed below (Svara, 2014):General ProvisionsGifts from Outside SourcesGifts Between EmployeesConflicting Financial InterestsImpartiality in Performing Official DutiesQuestion 1c: What would you add to the list?Answer – The ethical conducts that I would like to add to the list are namely - Improving clarityand making technical corrections while establishing the executive branch standards of conduct.Question 1d: What are the ways corruption or ethics violations can be reported at the federallevel?
Answer -If the ethical officers have any complaints or information concerning possiblecorruption or ethics violations, the agency should coordinate with its office of Inspector General,or similar investigative unit, to make sure the matter is addressed to the Department of Justice.The matter involving corruption or ethics violations can also be reported to the United StatesAttorneyat the federal level (Rose-Ackerman and Palifka, 2016).Question 1e: What was most interesting to you about the information on the site? What did youlearn?Answer – The most interesting facts I gathered on the site is that the agency is doing everythingto train more employees than in the past regarding ethics regulations. The director of the agencyis more focused on the impartiality rule that ensures effective and efficient government ethicstraining regulations.