Ethics Training

Training Modules for Staff: Government Employees and Non-Employees

Government Employees


Resources for Ethics Officials

National Institutes of Health

EMIS and NEES Training:
Contact NEO Action Coordinator via outlook email or your NEO Specialist if you are interested in in-person training.

NIH Ethics Program Website – Ethics Training
Topics include required annual ethics training, new employee ethics orientation, and information on upcoming EMIS and NEES training sessions and links to OGE resources and web-based training modules.

NEES Training Materials and User Manuals
SharePoint site containing news and reference material in support of the NIH Enterprise Ethics System, both for employee and the NIH Ethics community use.

EMIS Help Pages
EMIS instruction sheets providing details for data entry of various actions, creating reports, and instructions for administrative functions.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Education and Training |
    Links are provided to OGE training workshops and seminars, and the OGE Institute for Ethics in Government (IEG) video archives of previous training sessions.

    U.S. Office of Government Ethics

    OGE Education Resources for Ethics Officials
    Includes MAX.Gov for courses offered by OGE’s Institute for Ethics in Government and links to other OGE training sessions. 

    MAX Homepage
    OMB’s MAX website provides the opportunity to participate in training sessions offered by federal agencies such as HHS, OGE, and more.  Advance registration is required. 

    Institute for Ethics in Government - Distance Learning
    Links are provided to OGE’s education offerings for executive branch ethics officials. Content is accessible as distant learning via the website.

    Institute for Ethics in Government – YouTube Channel
    OGE’s YouTube channel hosts various videos designed to make learning available to all Executive Branch ethics officials, regardless of geography, experience, or grade.  The channel is updated on a regular basis.

    Conflicts of Interest and Government Employment (2002)
    This pamphlet provides a short discussion of the basic conflict of interest laws and regulations and focuses on the exemptions to 18 U.S.C. § 208 published by OGE at 5 C.F.R. part 2640.

    Gifts Between Employees (1998)
    This pamphlet uses scenarios that frequently arise in the workplace to provide a brief overview of the gift rules in a conversational, question-and-answer format.

    Gifts From Outside Sources (1998)
    This pamphlet also uses commonly occurring workplace scenarios to provide a brief overview of the gift rules in a conversational, question-and-answer format.

    Gifts of Travel and Other Benefits: A Quick Reference Guide
    A quick reference guide that highlights the key differences between common statutory gift acceptance authorities. The table also highlights the differences between two of the regulatory authorities contained in Subpart B of the Standards of Conduct gift rules.

    Rules for the Road (Revised 2007)
    This pamphlet provides brief summaries of 18 U.S.C.§ 207, 18 U.S.C.§ 203 and the Procurement Integrity Act, and alerts employees to some other possible sources of post-employment restrictions.

    Certificate of Divestiture Reference Guide
    A beginner's guide to Certificates of Divestiture.

    Understanding the Revolving Door: How Ethics Rules Apply to Your Job Seeking and Post-Government Employment Activities (Revised 2007)
    This pamphlet provides a general discussion about how the Federal ethics laws and restrictions may affect individuals, both while looking for a job and after leaving the Government.

    A Brief Wrap on Ethics, 21 pages, April 2000.
    This pamphlet provides a brief overview of the rules of ethical conduct that all employees should know and follow.

    To Serve With Honor A Guide on the Ethics Rules That Apply to Advisory Committee Members Serving as Special Government Employees (SGEs)
    March 2008 U.S. Office of Government Ethics

    Updated: 6/12/20