Board of Ethics and Government Accountability

BEGA's 2022 Ethics Week

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BEGA Shield Ethics Week 2022 - “Ethics in Practice”: BEGA hosted Ethics Week from October 11-14, 2022. BEGA and OOG offered a series of webinars and virtual presentations that provided DC government employees with information on ethics, FOIA, parliamentary procedure, and the OMA. The recordings for these presentations can be found here:

Introduction and Opening Remarks: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:00 – 10:15am

Learn about current happenings and strategic plans within the Office of Government Ethics. View the presentation here

- Ashley Cooks, Director of OGE


BEGA Investigations: Tuesday, October 11, 2022  2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Join BEGA investigators as they explore different investigative techniques. View the presentation here

- Ralph Bradley, OGE Investigator - Ron Cook, OGE Investigator - Ileana Corrales, OGE Investigator


Ethics Game Show: Tuesday, October 11, 2022  3:15 – 4:15pm

BEGA’s first ethics game show! Come and show what you know about government ethics. View the presentation here

- Lynn Tran, Senior Counsel to the BEGA Board


Ask BEGA: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 10:00 – 11:00am

BEGA Attorney Advisors answer all your burning ethics questions in this open Q&A. All attendees will have the opportunity to anonymously pre-submit ethics questions. The Attorneys will answer the pre-submitted questions and any new questions that arise during the course. View the  presentation here

- Maurice Echols, OGE Attorney Advisor - Millicent Jones, OGE Attorney Advisor


Campaign Legal Center Transparency Upgrades for Ethics Commissions: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm 

 A discussion on the importance of ethical transparency. Last year, CLC issued its Top 10 Transparency Upgrades for Ethics Commissions which provided state and local commissions with innovative transparency solutions to improve how they effectively implement their ethics programs. In this course, you will learn about CLC’s recommendations to BEGA and the agency’s strategic plan to implement those recommendations. View the presentation here

- Maurice Echols, OGE Attorney Advisor - CLC Attorney


Ethics and Yoga (Meditation): Wednesday, October 12, 2022  2:00 – 2:20pm 

Join us for an ethics-minded, guided yoga session. This course will be offered in-person and virtually. View the presentation here

- Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel 


Financial Disclosure: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 ​ 2:30 – 3:30 pm  

This course will cover best practices and frequently asked questions for financial disclosure statements. View the presentation here

- Millicent Jones, OGE Attorney Advisor


Introduction from OOG Director and FOIA Course: Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:00 – 11:15am

This course will provide information on the Office of Open Government and the Freedom of Information Act. View the presentation here

- Niquelle Allen, Director of OOG - Sheree DeBerry, OOG Attorney Advisor


Open Meetings Act: Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

Learn best practices regarding the Open Meetings Act and how to remain in compliance. View the presentation here

- Johnnie Barton, OOG Senior Counsel


Parliamentary Procedure: Thursday, October 13, 2022  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn the rules surrounding parliamentary procedure. View the presentation here

- Susan Leahy, Robert's Rules Made Simple - Nicholas Weil, OOG Attorney Advisor


Board Members and the District’s Representation Rule: Thursday, October 13, 2022  3:00pm - 4:00pm

This course will explore some of the restrictions on board and commission members and how they interact with their own board and agency in their personal capacities. View the presentation here

- Asia Stewart-Mitchell, OGE Supervisory Attorney


Fireside Chat: The Future of Government Ethics Friday, October 14, 2022 12:45 – 1:45pm 

This course is a moderated panel discussion between government ethics professionals on the future of government ethics. Cryptocurrency, cannabis, trends in technology, nothing is off limits in this candid discussion. View the presentation here

- Moderator: Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel - Panelist: Kedric Payne, Senior Director of Ethics, Campaign Legal Center

- Panelist: Darrin Sobin, Chief Programs Officer, DC Bar and BEGA Board Member - Panelist: Elizabeth Ziegler, Executive Director, Missouri Ethics Commission and COGEL President 


Legal Ethics for Government Attorneys:  Friday, October 14, 2022 2:30 – 3:30pm 

This session is a fully accredited course that will provide training for government attorneys on the legal ethics rules. View the presentation here

- Erika Stillabower, Senior Legal Ethics Counsel, DC Bar - Hope Todd, DC Bar - Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel - Asia Stewart-Mitchell, OGE Supervisory Attorney