Ethics advisor locatorEach mission area of the Department has its own ethics program and staff of ethics advisors. These are the folks who review the confidential financial disclosure reports filed by covered staff, administer your ethics training program, and stand ready to field your questions. If you have any doubts whatsoever regarding the permissibility of a specific action, you should first e-mail or call your ethics advisor. They know your program activities and are likely able to respond immediately. If, however, the ethics issue is really tricky, they will refer it up to us, and we will find the answer for you.
If you do not know who your advisor is, then you may "view the full listing" below to see a comprehensive list of USDA Ethics Advisors, or search our advisor database. In the search box below, enter in any known keywords (e.g., name, location, agency), then press "search."