On September 13, 2011, the Office of Government Ethics published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to the regulation governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees of the Federal Government to impose limits on the use of gift exceptions by all employees to accept gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying organizations, and to implement the lobbyist gift ban for appointees required to sign the Ethics Pledge prescribed by Executive Order 13490. The public comment period closes on November 14, 2011. OGE is extending the comment period to December 14, 2011.
Agency Contact: Julia L. Eirinberg, Associate General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics; telephone: (202) 482-9300; TYY: (800) 877-8339; FAX: (202) 482-9237.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 13, 2011.