File an Ethics Complaint with the AGA Professional Ethics Board

AGA Members and CGFMs have an affirmative duty to be familiar with the Code of Ethics and to identify and resolve ethical issues before acting. The National Executive Committee (NEC) has delegated the authority for review of inquiries to the Professional Ethics Board.

AGA and the Professional Ethics Board will strive to maintain confidentiality on all inquiries and investigations. It is acknowledged that as a necessary part of replying to an inquiry or conducting an investigation, others may become aware of confidential information.

There are three methods to filing an ethics complaint with the Board:

  1. By mail to: AGA, Attn: Professional Ethics Board, 2208 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301.
  2. By email to ethics@agacgfm.org.
  3. By completing the form on this page

The Board is required to maintain confidentiality with respect to any and all complaints and review/investigation of such complaints. However, we urge anyone who wishes to file a complaint electronically to do so using their personal computer. Use of a computer provided by an employer or others may not protect your, or the subject’s, privacy. The AGA Professional Ethics Board is not responsible for any breaches of confidentiality that occur in connection with information transmitted electronically or via e-mail.

To File a Complaint Online

Unless a limitation is specifically stated, the guidance in the Code of Ethics applies equally to AGA members and Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFMs), whether they are in federal, state or local government, industry, or academia or are retired. If you believe a member or CGFM has violated the Code of Ethics, you may file a complaint online using the form below. Please provide as much information as possible.

These complaints may be anonymous; however, anonymity may prevent a complaint from being pursued if additional information or clarification is needed from the complaining party.

The Board reserves the right to not investigate any frivolous complaints or complaints with insufficient factual allegations.

Information About You

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Person or Agency About Whom You are Filing a Complaint

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Summary of Complaint

Please provide as much detail as possible, including how you learned about the possible violation of the AGA Code of Ethics.

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