USGS Ethics Office

USGS Ethics Office

The Ethics Office enhances the ethical culture at the USGS and the integrity of its programs by providing guidance, information and training to USGS employees and volunteers. Our work helps to ensure compliance with ethics statutes, regulations, and DOI and USGS policies. We also monitor the financial interests and outside activities of USGS employees to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Top Ethics Resources

For more USGS ethics information, see the links on the left: Topics A-Z, Guidance, Resources, Forms, and Training.

USGS Ethics News/ Announcements

DOI Ethics News/ Announcements

USGS Ethics Team (Janet not pictured) at the DEO Summit on June 5, 2019

The USGS Ethics Team at the Department of the Interior Ethics Summit on June 5, 2019

From left to right: Nancy, Liz, Shannon, Tim, and Heather 


USGS Ethics Office

Department Ethics Office
Phone: 703-648-7439

Nancy Baumgartner

Deputy Ethics Counselor
National Center- Room 5B318
Phone: 703-648-7474

Elizabeth Dalton Baca

Associate Ethics Counselor
National Center - Room 5B312
Phone: 703-648-7422

Heather Bupp

Associate Ethics Counselor
National Center - Room 5B314
Phone: 703-648-6635

Tim Donahue

Ethics Program Specialist
UMESC – Room C-219
Phone: 608-781-6206

Shannon Monk

Associate Ethics Counselor
National Center - Room 5B320
Phone: 703-648-6628