Target Audience: Grants and program personnel who award or monitor grants or cooperative agreements will benefit from this course. This includes Program Officers, Grants Management Officers, and Procurement Analysts.
Ethics training for Federal agency grants personnel is not only vital to effectively monitoring awards, but is also required by law. The Office of Government Ethics requires Federal agencies to provide annual ethics training for all employees. You will go beyond basic ethics training and learn about standards of conduct, managing and avoiding conflicts of interest, privacy protection requirements, and lobbying restrictions within the context of federal grants. This one day session includes lecture, discussion, practical exercises, and case studies.
Course Objectives: Successful completion of this course will enable you to:
- Review legislative actions and judicial decisions that affect the standards of ethical conduct for Executive Branch employees.
- Determine whether the actions of Federal personnel comply with the regulations of 5 CFR 2635.
- Discuss restrictions on requirements that agencies can impose on recipients.
- Explore methods for ensuring fairness in the grant review and award process.
- Analyze agency activities to determine whether they violate restrictions on lobbying.