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October 22, 2012 Annual Ethics Training: Seeking Employment and Post-Employment. Required for all Federal employees, including those who completed the 2012 New Employee Ethics Orientation. Other training available on the Training Page.
Sept 26, 2012

8/29/12: The 2012 Above and Beyond Award was presented to Maria Hessman, Clinical Center Ethics Assistant, at the 2012 Above and Beyond Ethics Administrative and Support Retreat. The theme of this year's retreat was Motivate, Communicate, and Facilitate.

August 10, 2012 New IC SOP entitled Preparation and Submission of Request for ACD Clearance of an Award with Cash Prize and the form to summarize the analysis, entitled Summary Form: Analysis of Cash Award for ACD Review. See the Procedures page, the Gift Exceptions section, the paragraph about Awards.
June 20, 2012 The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) issued Legal Advisory LA-12-04 regarding the STOCK Act requirement to report transactions and a new transaction reporting format, form OGE-278-T. See the STOCK Act page.
May 9, 2012 New Feature: When new SAOs or non-SAOs are posted, additional information to explain or support the determination will also be added, linked from the entity's name. See list of Additional SAOs Which Are Not on the D&B List for an example.
April 22, 2012 New page regarding the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which includes the text of the Act, questions and answers, new Helpful Hints for filers and reviewers, and links to OGE advisories.
February 18, 2012 Updated list of cash awards approved by ACD for acceptance by NIH employees with conflicts clearance and approval from their Deputy Ethics Counselor. Available in web page format and pdf format.
December 2, 2011 2011 Holiday Season Gift Rules (OGC summary of rules for gifts between employees, from outside sources, and for attendance at parties, social events,and charitable fundraising): PDF version (11 pages). Holiday Poem (pdf, 1 page)

Updated: 10/15/12