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The CDC/ATSDR Ethics and Compliance Activity (ECA) is responsible for interpreting standards of conduct regulations, reviewing financial disclosure reports, and offering continuing ethics training and counseling services to ensure that CDC and ATSDR employees avoid situations that could violate ethics laws and undermine the public’s trust in Government.      

Employees are subject to statutes and regulations commonly referred to as “ethics” standards.  The two basic sources of these standards are the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the administrative standards of ethical conduct.

In addition, by Executive Order the President established fourteen principles of ethical conduct for executive branch personnel and directed the Office of Government Ethics to establish a single, comprehensive, clear set of executive branch standards of ethical conduct for applicable personnel. OGE published the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch on August 7, 1992. These standards have since served as the guiding principles for executive branch employees.

ECA staff provides services, assistance and a host of ethics related activities.  You can find this information under the topics link.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.

Maintaining the Public’s Trust is Our Highest Priority!

Carolyne St.Louis, Director
Alex Knight, Deputy Director

“Public Service is a Public Trust”

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