The incumbent serves as the Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Ethics) and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official (ADAEO) and provides expert advice on all legal issues pertaining to Government ethics and the Hatch Act. This position is located in the immediate office of the Assistant General Counsel (General Law, Ethics, and Regulation) (GLER).Learn more about this agency
The incumbent of this position is a Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (GLER). The latter is responsible to the Secretary of the Treasury for all legal activities in the Department relating to general law, ethics and regulations.
While assignments among Deputy Assistant General Counsels are flexible and the Assistant General Counsel may change duties from time to time, the assignments of this Deputy Assistant General Counsel presently include the supervision and direction of legal activities in the following areas:
The incumbent is an expert on the Government ethics statutes and regulations and serves as Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official (ADAEO), pursuant to 5 C.F.R. 2638, Subpart A. As Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Ethics), the incumbent manages the Department’s ethics program, including supervising the work of all employees assigned to GLER’s Ethics Division. As ADAEO, the incumbent is responsible for supporting and assisting the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) in providing legal advice to Department employees at all levels regarding the conflict of interest statutes, Government-wide and Department regulations, and the public and confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act and its implementing regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 2634.
Specifically, the incumbent’s duties include: (1) managing the Department’s ethics program, including supervising the employees assigned to GLER’s Ethics Division; (2) preparing written opinions for the DAEO in response to requests for advice from employees and former employees; (3) identifying and analyzing novel and complex ethics law issues; (4) providing oral, written, facsimile, and electronically transmitted advice as appropriate to employees and former employees; (5) through the Assistant General Counsel (GLER), dealing with inquiries from the public, press, and members of Congress and staff regarding ethics matters; (6) coordinating the activities of Treasury ethics officials, including bureau ethics officials; (7) working with the Office of Human Resources to ensure that covered employees are properly notified of the requirement for filing public and confidential financial disclosure reports; (8) collecting and reviewing the public financial disclosure reports of all Presidential nominees and appointees, Schedule Cs, SES employees, and other covered employees in accordance with Treasury Directives; (9) providing final Treasury review of the public financial disclosure reports of Presidential nominees for Treasury positions when the DAEO is not available; (10) with the assistance of other Treasury personnel, collecting confidential financial disclosure reports of Departmental Offices’ employees; (11) ensuring that all required reports are provided to the Office of Government Ethics; (12) coordinating advice with the Office of Government Ethics, the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, the White House Office of Counsel to the President, and other agencies’ ethics officials as necessary; (13) ensuring that information regarding possible violations of criminal conflicts of interest laws and Standards of Ethical Conduct are brought to the attention of the Deputy General Counsel, through the DAEO, for referral to the Office of Inspector General in accordance with Treasury regulations, and assisting OIG by providing information about the ethics provisions in connection with investigations; and (14) ruling on employee requests to accept official travel expenses under relevant authorities.
The incumbent is responsible for assisting the DAEO in ensuring that employees receive ethics training as required by 5 C.F.R. 2638, Subpart C. The incumbent’s training responsibilities also include: (1) personally, or with the assistance of other GLER employees, preparing Treasury Ethics bulletins (including newsletters) for global distribution to all Department employees; (2) creating or providing written materials and guidance of employees as necessary; (3) presenting briefings as appropriate to Treasury employees on the ethics statutes and regulations.
The incumbent is responsible for preparing Treasury supplemental ethics regulations and directives, and for updating them as necessary.
The incumbent supervises the work of attorneys, law clerks, program assistants, and other employees assigned to GLER’s Ethics Division. The incumbent is responsible for making certain that the work is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
The incumbent shall serve as the Acting Assistant General Counsel (GLER) when both the Assistant General Counsel (GLER) and the Deputy Assistant General Counsel (GLR) positions are vacant or when the individuals holding both positions are absent.
The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.
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