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OGE RIN: 3209-AA43 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Modernization Updates to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch 

Overall, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch at 5 CFR part 2635 implement certain provisions of Executive Order 12674 on Principles of Ethical Conduct, as modified by Executive Order 12731, and the Ethics Reform Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-194), as amended. The proposed amendments seek to update the Standards based on the Office of Government Ethics' experience gained from application of the regulation since its inception. The proposed amendments would also incorporate past interpretive guidance, add and update regulatory examples, improve clarity, update citations, and make technical corrections.

Agency: Office of Government Ethics(OGE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 2635   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 7301    5 U.S.C. 7351    5 U.S.C. 7353    5 U.S.C. app. Ethics in Government Act of 1978    E.O. 12674    E.O. 12731   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Modernization Updates to Part 2635 Proposed Rule  02/21/2023  88 FR 10774   
Modernization Comment Period End--Modernization Updates to Part 2635  04/24/2023 
Final Rule--Modernization Updates to Part 2635  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3209-AA04 
Agency Contact:
Seth Jaffe
Chief, Ethics Law and Policy Branch
Office of Government Ethics
Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20005-3917
Phone:202 482-9303
TDD Phone:800 877-8339
Fax:202 482-9237