2019 BEGA Ethics Day - "Cultivating an Ethical Government"

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One Judiciary Square

441 4th Street NW

Suite 540 S

Washington, DC 20001

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The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability will hold its annual Ethics Day on October 3, 2019. This year's theme is Cultivating an Ethical Government. The following courses will be offered on that day.

FOIA trainings are open to the Public. All other courses are reserved for District Government Employees.

Lunch and Ethics – Refreshments 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. (Immediately following Board Meeting)

Ethics Introduction - State of the Agency - An overview of recent OGE activities, including advisory opinions, notable ethics cases, and pending legislation. 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – BEGA Boardroom, Brent Wolfingbarger, OGE Director

Ethics Investigations Process - This session will outline how ethics investigations are conducted from start to finish. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - Room 1114, BEGA Investigators Ronald Cook, Ileana Corrales, and Ralph Bradley

Professional Ethics: A Preventive Maintenance Approach - A unique program designed to help employees re-think about ethics and ethics risks. The primary focus will be on helping to recognize a range of overlooked or ignored ethics 'red flags' that are hiding in plain sight. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Room 1117, Christopher Bauer, Ethics and Compliance Consultant

Leveraging Existing Organizational Infrastructure to Drive the Ethics Message - This entirely interactive session will help employees to use their existing role, resources, and level of experience - however much or little that is - to drive the ethics message with the folks with whom they work. 2:00 -3:00 p.m. – Room 1117, Christopher Bauer, Ethics and Compliance Consultant

Financial Disclosure Statement Training - This session will inform employees on how to comply with the rules surrounding filing financial disclosure statements and best practices. 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Room 1113, Asia Stewart- Mitchell, BEGA Attorney Advisor

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 – 3:00 p.m. – Room 1114, Sonya Gomes King, BEGA Attorney Advisor

The Do’s and Don’ts of Outside Employment - This session will provide information on the do’s and don’ts while engaging in outside employment and activities. 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Room 1117, Rochelle Ford, BEGA Senior Attorney Advisor

Post-Employment - This session will provide information on the three post-employment rules set forth in the District’s Code of Conduct. (Q&A included). 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Room 1114, Asia Stewart-Mitchell, BEGA Attorney Advisor

Parliamentary Procedure Basics and Open Meetings Act Refresher - Learn the basics of how to efficiently run meetings from a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. A brief refresher course on the D.C. Meetings Act and Open Meetings Regulations will also be provided. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – BEGA Boardroom, Suite 540S, Niquelle Allen, OOG Director, and Johnnie Barton, OOG Attorney Advisor

FOIA Forum - Hear from a panel of D.C. FOIA experts about the state of D.C. FOIA. The panel will include: Tom Susman from the DC Open Government Coalition, Erika Satterlee from the Mayor's Office of General Counsel; Bijan Hughes from the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel; and Runako Allsop from the Office of the Attorney General. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – BEGA Boardroom, Suite 540S, Niquelle Allen, OOG Director

FOIAXpress Training - This session will cover the reasons why all FOIA Officers and FOIA requesters should be using FOIAXpress and Open Data systems. It will include basic demonstrations and Q&A. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – BEGA Boardroom, Suite 540S, Niquelle Allen, OOG Director, Tiffany Montgomery, OOG Computer Systems Analyst, Thang Nguyen, OCTO, Alexandre Santos, OCTO

Legal Ethics for Government Attorneys, co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar Association (Fully Accredited Course) 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. 4:00 – 5:00 – Room 1117, Erika Stillabower, Senior Legal Ethics Counsel, and Hope Todd, Director of Legal Ethics

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441 4th Street NW

Suite 540 S

Washington, DC 20001

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