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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.

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.

04x6: Ethics Laws and Regulations Apply to Government Employees During Furlough Periods

Because they continue to meet the definition of “employee” in 5 C.F.R. § 2635.102(h), furloughed employees must comply with OGE and agency-specific rules pertaining to outside employment and activities (18 U.S.C. § 203 & 205), and refrain from representing others before the Federal government or supplementing their salary (18 U.S.C. § 207).

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.

All Advisories - 2013

This page contains a list of the education, legal, and program management advisories issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in 2013.

All Advisories - 2004

This page contains a list of the informal advisory letters and memoranda, formal opinions, and substantive DAEOgrams issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in 2004.

DO-96-001: Short-Term Waiver under 18 U.S.C. § 207(c)(2)(C)

Temporary waiver extends to employees whose basic rate of pay on December 28, 1995 was less than that of the rate of basic pay payable for level V of the Executive Schedule and as a direct result of EO 12984 but who would have their basic rate of pay increased to an amount equal to or greater than the rate of basic pay for level V of the ES.

News Releases

This section is an online media resource providing access to information about recent and past developments that may be of interest to the media on government ethics matters in the Executive Branch.

OGE Issues Guidance on the Effect of the Supreme Court’s Decision Striking Section 3 of DOMA

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing guidance, LA-13-10, regarding the effect of United States v. Windsor on the Executive Branch ethics program.