Entity: Office of Government Ethics

Records From OGE Regarding Tillerson – Redacted

March 23, 2018
Heavily redacted records from OGE in response to our FOIA seeking communications between OGE and individuals appointed, nominated, or expected to be nominated to serve in the administration. These records contain communications related to Rex Tillerson.

OGE Communications Regarding Secretary DeVos’ Nomination

March 19, 2018
Communications between the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and representatives for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during her confirmation process in late 2016 and early 2017. These were produced to American Oversight in response to our FOIA request for records containing or reflecting communications between OGE and individuals nominated or potentially nominated to Senate-confirmed positions or appointed or potentially appointed to EOP positions. First production received December 2017 and the second March 2018.

OGE Communications with Nominated or Confirmed Appointees

March 2, 2018
Communications between the Office of Government Ethics and those nominated or anticipated to be nominated by President Trump.

Records From OGE Regarding Jeff Sessions’ Nomination and Confirmation

January 30, 2018
Records from OGE in response to FOIA seeking communications with individuals confirmed or nominated (or likely to be either) to Senate-confirmed positions and their representatives (OGE-17-0005). This production includes 49 pages related to Attorney General Sessions.

FOIA Request to OGE Guidelines Trump Properties

July 24, 2017
Guidance or emails relating to the use of Trump properties for government events, attendance at events at Trump properties, or reimbursement to government employees for expenses at Trump properties; emails relating to federal employees staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

FOIA Request to Office of Government Ethics Communications with Trump White House

July 7, 2017
Communications or records of meetings between OGE officials and members of the Trump White House.

American Oversight Statement on Resignation of OGE Director Shaub

July 6, 2017
"Faced with the White House's unprecedented disregard for ethical rules and precedents, Director Shaub fought to enforce the law and the public has been fortunate he was at the helm during this challenging period."

OGE Communications Between Appointed and Nominated Officials

June 20, 2017
Obtained through FOIA by American Oversight on June 2, 2017. Response to FOIA request (OGE-17-0005) for records of communications between OGE and individuals nominated/appointed, or anticipated to be nominated/appointed, by President Trump for Senate-confirmed positions in the federal government or positions in the Executive Office of the President in the White House, respectively.

CFTC-OGE Response to FOIA Request for Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

June 15, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics response (re: the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) to American Oversight's FOIA request (MULTI-17-0156-0179) for ethics waivers provided to political appointees; records regarding the Office of Government Ethics request for information.

Letter to Senator Grassley: Renew Leadership on Ethics and Transparency

May 5, 2017
American Oversight sent a letter this week to Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, calling on him to ensure that ethics waivers given to Trump administration officials are released to the public.