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2018 BEGA Ethics Day "Sustaining an Ethical and Transparent Government"

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Judiciary Square

441 4th Street Northwest

Suite 540-S

Washington, DC 20001

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On October 4th, the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability will hold its 2018 Ethics Day "Sustaining an Ethical and Transparent Government", a full-day of ethics trainings and presentations! This year’s event will be geared toward educating participants on the many ethics and transparency standards. Ethics Day is open to all employees of the executive and legislative branches, and members of the public. Please use the "Select A Time" button, then click the "Register" button to sign-up for each session.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.: BEGA Monthly Board Meeting

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch - Refreshments

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Ethics Introduction and Updates – An overview of national trends in government ethics, recent BEGA and Federal OGE advisory opinions, notable ethics cases, and pending legislation.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Political Activity Training featuring BEGA and the Office of Campaign Finance – “Government Employee or Politician, Choose” - This session will provide a detailed review of the rules for permissible political activity by government employees. It will also address the rules regarding in engaging in campaign related activity during government time and using government resources.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: The Office of the Inspector General - OIG will present information regarding its procedures and functions; how to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse; and other relevant information.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Social Media and the Code of Conduct - This session will provide information on the ethics rules that apply to employees while they’re engaging in activities on social media.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Office of Open Government (“OOG”) – “The Nuts and Bolts of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - This course offering will contain two sessions. The first session (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) will offer such information as: An overview of the OMA; Understanding the interplay of the rules of parliamentary procedure with the OMA; Administering the Opening Meetings Act from the point of contact’s perspective. The second session (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) will allow participants to take part in an interactive FOIA exercise.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: D.C. Council's Code of Conduct - “I work for the Council, What Rules Apply?” – This session will provide training regarding the Ethics Act and the Council's Code of Conduct. Similar to the Ethics training for Executive branch officials and employees, this session will focus on the ethics standards as they apply to Council members and staff. This course is highly recommended for those who work in the legislative branch of the District.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Financial Disclosure Statement Training - “Ethics Counselor Administrative FDS Duties: A Step-by-Step Procedural Training” - This session will inform ethics counselors of the FDS laws, set forth by the Ethics Act.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Financial Disclosure Statement Training – “Wait, I’m a Filer?” - This session will inform employees on how to comply with the rules surrounding filing a public financial disclosure statement. It will also provide updated information and best practices.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Legal Ethics for Government Attorneys, co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar Association (Fully Accredited Course) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This session is a fully accredited course that will provide training for government attorneys on the legal ethics rules set forth in the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.

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441 4th Street Northwest

Suite 540-S

Washington, DC 20001

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