The primary officer or employee designated by the head of an agency to administer the provisions of title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and 5 C.F.R. part 2634 within an agency, and in his absence the alternate who is designated by the head of the agency. The term also includes a delegate of such an official, unless otherwise indicated. Subpart B of 5 C.F.R. part 2638 provides information on the appointment and additional responsibilities of a designated agency ethics official and alternate. The Designated Agency Ethics Official is the senior ethics official in an agency. A DAEO may appoint Deputy DAEOs.
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