FAQs for GRS 2.8, Employee Ethics Records
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1. Does this schedule cover records the Office of Government Ethics maintains relating to its oversight of the Government-wide ethics program?
No, this schedule applies only to records other agencies create relating to their own ethics programs.
QUESTION RELATED TO GRS 2.8, ITEMS 060 to 081
2. Why are items 060 through 081 not aggregated into a single item?
We cannot aggregate financial disclosure reports covered by items 060, 061, 062, 063, 070, 071, 072, 080, and 081 into one item because each form has a different statutory recordkeeping requirement.
QUESTION RELATED TO GRS 2.8, ITEM 062
3. Why must an agency retain a periodic transaction report for seven years?
Under the Ethics in Government Act, agencies must allow public access to an OGE Form 278/278e for 6 years from the date the agency received it. Therefore, agencies must retain OGE Form 278-T reports for seven years to ensure that all information supporting the OGE Form 278/278e is available to the public for review during the entire 6 years prior to destruction/deletion.
Human Resources Schedules (GRS 2.1—2.8)
Do General Records Schedules for human resources records (section 2.0) apply to the records of personnel on staff solely as part of a detail or an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA)?
Yes. Items in schedules 2.1 through 2.8 apply to records your agency creates as part of managing personnel on the Federal payroll. This includes those temporarily assigned to your agency on a detail or through an IPA, as well as those permanently assigned to your agency.