STOCK Act

  • New proposal means some feds could skip financial disclosure requirement

    The Office of Government Ethics has a new proposed rule that would exclude some federal employees at General Schedule 13 positions or below from having to automatically submit financial disclosures.

  • Proposed ethics rule offers guidance for job-seeking feds

    The Office of Government Ethics proposed a rule to help Executive Branch employees follow guidelines when looking for new jobs. The rule includes new examples, clarifies language, as well as addresses the gray area of social media and employment opportunities.

  • OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

    Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

  • Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

    The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

  • Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

    Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers. April 24, 2013

  • Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

    Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers. April 17, 2013

  • Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

    Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

  • Congress urged to drop online financial reporting for senior execs

    A new report says a law requiring the online posting of senior federal executives’ financial information would likely impinge on employees’ privacy and wouldn’t do much to deter conflicts of interest. The National Academy of Public Administration was tasked by Congress with studying the STOCK Act — short for “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge” — in response to concerns about privacy and identify theft.

  • Lawmaker plans further delay – and eventual end – to STOCK Act reporting requirement

    The controversial provision to an insider trading law that would require the online posting of senior federal employees’ financial disclosure forms has twice been delayed by Congress and even put on hold by a district court judge. But now, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says he’s already planning for another delay when Congress comes back in session after the election – and possibly even a bill nixing the measure altogether.

  • President signs bill delaying STOCK Act provision

    The House voted unanimously today to pass a Senate bill delaying implementation of sections of the STOCK Act that would require the posting of some federal employees’ financial information on the Internet. The bill also requires a study of the effects of posting feds’ financial disclosures online.