Summer Reruns – What Ethics?: Tech-Free Friday – Some Advice for the Donald (Originally Posted on December 9, 2016)

As a public service for the President-elect, and maybe for the rest of us as well, I would like to offer the following for our collective consideration. This is excerpted from the United States Office of Government Ethics’ website and presents some information on how executive branch employees must avoid conflicts of interest in the execution of their governmental duties, so as not to be disqualified from working on such matters.

Financial Conflicts of Interest:

The public may lose confidence in the integrity of Government if it perceives that an employee’s Government work is influenced by personal interests or by payments from an outside source. An executive branch employee’s Government work may have the potential to benefit the employee personally, affect the financial interests of the employee’s family, or involve individuals or organizations with which the employee has some past, present, or future connection away from the employee’s Government job. Separately, an employee might be offered a payment from a non-Federal source, such as a former employer, either before or after entering Government. Accordingly:

           # An employee may be disqualified from working on a particular Government matter.

           # An employee may be prohibited from holding specified property.

           # An employee may be prohibited from accepting a payment from a non-Federal source.

Employees Entering Government:

Individuals who join the executive branch may be required to take actions, either before becoming an employee or shortly thereafter, in order to comply with ethics laws and regulations concerning conflicting financial interests and impartiality. 

Current Government Employees:

Executive branch employees have a continuing obligation to take the actions necessary to comply with ethics laws and regulations concerning conflicting financial interests and impartiality.

I know that the Donald will probably seek out and receive more profe$$ional advice on how to deal with this matter, but I offer this information freely.

Ray Myers

P.S.  After nearly six months in office, the so-called President clearly prefers his own advice (see Washington Post, 7/14).  Oh, the current Director of the Office of Government Ethics will be resigning at the end of the month.  I wonder why?  I will not be posting a blog on Monday, but will return on Wednesday, July 19.


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3 thoughts on “Summer Reruns – What Ethics?: Tech-Free Friday – Some Advice for the Donald (Originally Posted on December 9, 2016)

      • I decided long ago if I held the office which I actually do you would be my pick for either vp or dept of ed

        Since Clinton impeachment we have been “SEDE vacant”. Seat vacant and as of 9/21/2003 all legitimate voting and office holding ended!

        We need an act of mandamus on part of vp – certainly NOT PENCE to immediately remove Trump for all our national security! I DOUBT CONGREE CAN EVEN SPELL THAT!

        ANI LO MEVIN – hebrew for I do not comprehend how we go on with this horrific charade!

        Shalom ALCHEIM – peace and. G-d’s blessings on you!

        Baruch Ha Kodesh Shem YAHSHUA HA MASHICAH – bless the HOLY name of JESUS the Messiah!

        I can speak and write a little NOT as hard as the Latin was!

        So glad to read you and commune with real intelligence entire nation is quite dumbed down!

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