Ethics Program Reviews
Federal statutes and regulations require the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other Government agencies to institute an ethics program to inspire employees to fulfill the highest ideals of public service and to prevent and detect any ethics violations. To assess the effectiveness and integrity of such programs, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) conducts regular reviews of each agency’s ethics program. These reviews are a vital means to measure both agency compliance with Federal ethics requirements and the effectiveness of the agency’s program in preventing the occurrence of ethics violations.
To date, the OGE has conducted four reviews of the NRC’s ethics program. In accordance with Section 402 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, these reviews focused on the NRC’s financial disclosure systems, ethics education and training, and advice and counseling services.