Office of Ethics
United States Department of Agriculture

Ethics Reference Guides

STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT


USDA ETHICS ADVISOR DESK REFERENCE: A Summary of Ethics Laws and Regulations for USDA Employees

SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE GUIDE FOR COLLABORATORS, EXPERTS, & PANEL MANAGERS
Our goal in providing this guide is to increase awareness of Ethics rules and regulations. Each SGE's commitment to upholding these rules is essential to ensure the propriety of the SGE (Collaborator, Expert, and Panel Manager) program.

ETHICS TRAINING SUPPLEMENT FOR RESEARCH PERSONNEL
A need for a supplemental training manual that would address specific ethical concerns of research personnel was identified. This manual was prepared as a component of a developmental assignment conducted by Dr. Joyce G. Foster during her participation in the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Potential Program.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICAL FAILURE 
Prepared by the Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel, this guide contains real examples of Federal employees who have intentionally or unwittingly violated the Standards of Ethical Conduct & the resulting sanctions taken against them. Many cases could have been avoided completely if the employee had contacted their Ethics Advisor before getting involved in the inappropriate action.

Office of Government Ethics - Pamphlets

Conflicts of Interest and Government Employment

Gifts Between Employees

Gifts From Outside Sources

Gifts of Travel and Other Benefits

Rules for the Road

Understanding the Revolving Door: How ethics rules apply to your job seeking and post-employment government activities

Office of Government Ethics - Reference Guides

A Brief Wrap on Ethics

Ethics and Procurement Integrity: What you need to know as a Federal employee involved in the procurement and acquisition process

Take the High Road

The Qualified Trust Program

To Serve With Honor: A Guide on the Ethics Rules That Apply to Advisory Committee Members Serving as Special Government Employees

Working With Government Contactors: What you need to know as a Federal employee who works with government contractors

US Office of Government Ethics Training on YouTube