SGEs and Financial Disclosure Reporting

Individuals appointed as special Government employees (SGEs) at the Department of the Interior (DOI) and who serve on advisory committees or other boards, committees, councils, or commissions are required under the Ethics in Government Act, as amended by the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, and 5 C.F.R. Part 2634 to file a financial disclosure report prior to their first appointment and annually thereafter during the term of their appointment.

Prospective SGEs will be required to submit a confidential financial disclosure report prior to appointment as an SGE to properly identify potential conflicts or other ethics concerns.

The information reported is used to determine the matters for which an SGE must be disqualified under the criminal financial conflict of interest statute, 18 U.S.C. § 208(a), and the matters for which an SGE may be granted a waiver under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b).

A sample of the OGE Form 450 is available on the U.S. Office of Government Ethics website. More information on the financial disclosure reporting and other ethics requirements for SGEs is available in the DOI's Sge Guide For Doi Ethics Rules Final 09 15 20-1 [pdf]

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