Office of Ethics
United States Department of Agriculture

Annual Training Information


Annual Ethics training for certain employees of the Executive Branch was first required by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in 1993. With the implementation of the 1993 mandate, each year agencies are required to provide a minimum of one hour's training including: new topic discussion; review of Executive Order 12674; supplemental agency regulations; and statutory prohibitions (Title 18 U.S.C.).

Required Attendees

The following employees are required to receive a minimum of one hour of Ethics training each year:

  • Public and Confidential Financial Disclosure Filers
  • Authorized Departmental Officer's Designated Representatives (ADODRs)
  • Contracting Officers (COs)
  • Collaborators, Consultants, Panel Managers and other Special Government Employees
  • ALL Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs)
  • ALL Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTRs)

Employee Responsibility

To assist the Agency with compliance requirements, any employee who is required to receive Annual Ethics training, but not formally asked to do so when training is announced, should immediately contact their individual Ethics Advisor.

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