NCUA names chief ethics counsel

Elizabeth Fischmann
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The NCUA on Monday announced that it has named Elizabeth Fischmann its chief ethics counsel.

Fischmann will oversee the office of ethics counsel that will certify the agency’s compliance with relevant federal ethics laws and regulations, promote accountability and ethical conduct and help ensure the success of the NCUA’s ethics programs, including programs designed to prevent harassment and misconduct in the workplace, according to an NCUA announcement.

Fischmann is currently the associate general counsel for ethics and designated agency ethics official for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leading a staff of 37 employees, administering the HHS-wide ethics program and supervising the implementation of the HHS ethics program. She previously served as an associate counsel at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and deputy counsel for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

The appointment is effective Dec. 21.

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