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Laws and Regulations

Statutes and regulations that set forth the primary ethics laws, along with opinions from Federal courts and from the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department f Justice interpreting those laws are available in this section. 

Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws

This compilation of Federal ethics laws has been prepared by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for the ethics community. This compilation includes all provisions signed into law through January 13, 2013.

07x9: Do Ethics Laws and Regulations Apply to Personal Service Contractors?

OGE provides a general overview of the issues related to determining whether a personal service contractor is an executive branch employee subject to the Standards of Conduct.

OGE Issues Legal Advisory about Furlough Periods and Ethics Laws and Regulations

On March 18, 2013, OGE issued a legal advisory reminding executive branch employees that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply during the time that they are furloughed.

LA-13-11: Ethics Laws and Regulations Continue to Apply to Federal Government Employees during Furlough Periods

This Legal Advisory reminds employees that the ethics laws and regulations will continue to apply during a possible government shutdown.

LA-13-02: Reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods

This legal advisory is a reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods.

Report on Criminal Conflict of Interest Laws (January 2006)

Office of Government Ethics Report to the President and to Congressional Committees on the Conflict of Interest Laws Relating to Executive Branch Employment January 2006 I. Report Background In 2004, Congress directed the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), in consultation with the Department of Justice, to conduct a co

A Brief Wrap on Ethics

This booklet provides basic information on the ethics laws and regulations. 

A Brief Wrap on Ethics

This booklet provides basic information on the ethics laws and regulations.

Report to Congress on Conflict of Interest Laws

Office of Government Ethics Report to the President and to Congressional Committees on the Conflict of Interest Laws Relating to Executive Branch Employment January 2006 I. Report Background In 2004, Congress directed the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), in consultation with the Department of Justice, to conduct a co