5 CFR 2638.203 - Duties of the designated agency ethics official.
(1) Liaison with the Office of Government Ethics;
(2) Review of financial disclosure reports;
(3) Initiation and maintenance of ethics education and training programs; and
(4) Monitoring administrative actions and sanctions.
(2) An effective system and procedure for the collection, filing, review, and, when applicable, public inspection of the financial disclosure reports as required by title II of the Act, Executive Order 11222, and other applicable statutes and regulations is developed and properly administered;
(3) The financial disclosure reports of Presidential nominees to agency positions submitted prior to Senate confirmation hearings pursuant to § 2634.605(c) of part 2634 are certified personally by him or herself or alternate designated agency ethics official in his or her absence;
(4) All financial disclosure reports submitted by employees and filed in bureaus and regional offices, as well as those submitted and filed at the agency's headquarters, are properly maintained and effectively and consistently reviewed for conformance with all applicable laws and statutes;
(5) A list of those circumstances or situations which have resulted or may result in noncompliance with ethics laws and regulations is developed, maintained and published within the agency as required by § 206(b)(7) of the Act and made available for public inspection;
(6) An education program for agency employees concerning all ethics and standards of conduct matters is developed and conducted in accordance with subpart G, Executive Agency Ethics Training Programs, of this part.
(8) Records are kept, when appropriate, on advice rendered;
(9) Prompt and effective action including administrative action is undertaken to remedy:
(i) Violations or potential violations, or appearances thereof, of the agency's standards of conduct including post employment regulations;
(ii) The failure to file a financial disclosure report or portions thereof;
(iii) Potential or actual conflicts of interests, or appearances thereof, which were disclosed on a financial disclosure report; and
(10) The agency's standards of conduct regulations, financial disclosure systems, and post-employment enforcement systems are evaluated periodically to determine their adequacy and effectiveness in relation to current agency responsibilities;
(11) Information developed by internal audit and review staff, the Office of the Inspector General, if any, or other audit groups is reviewed to determine whether such information discloses a need for revising agency standards of conduct or for taking prompt corrective action to remedy actual or potential conflict of interest situations;