Legal Advisories

The Legal Advisories page contains the DAEOgrams on substantive ethics issues published by OGE from 1992 to 2010, the Advisory Opinions published by OGE from 1979 to 2010, and the Legal Advisories, which OGE began publishing in 2011.

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June 30, 2003

03x4: Inherently Governmental and Commercial Ethics Official Activities

This memorandum briefly summarizes some significant features of the revised OMB Circular A-76; explains that DAEO and Alternate DAEO functions are inherently Governmental and must be performed by Government employees; and identifies some common ethics official activities that are inherently Governmental.

May 18, 2000

00x5: Can OGE Exempt District of Columbia Employees From Criminal Conflict of Interest Laws?

OGE is not aware of any statutory authority allowing it to categorically exempt the District of Columbia or its employees from the Federal conflict of interest laws contained in Chapter 11, Title 18 of the United States Code.

March 21, 2000

00x2: Maintenance of an Effective Agency Ethics Program

OGE letter to an agency clarifying, 1) an agencies' responsibility to furnish OGE with all information necessary for OGE to perform its duties, 2) OGE's authority for interpreting its own regulations, and 3) an agencies' responsibility to report information concerning criminal violations.

Topics: Enforcement
September 8, 1997

97x12: Discussion of 14 Fundamental Principles of E.O. 12674; Development of E-Filing System for Confidential Financial Disclosure

OGE does not have the authority to waive the application of the 14 fundamental principles established by Executive Order 12674 or the implementing regulation at 5 C.F.R. § Part 2635. OGE authorizes a pilot test of electronic filing for confidential financial disclosure system.

April 22, 1997

97x8: Appearance of Impartiality and Disqualification Process

5 C.F.R. § 2635.502 establishes a mechanism for an employee to determine whether "appearances" require his disqualification from an assignment and to seek authorization from an agency designee before he does participate.

September 3, 1992

DA-09-03-92: Developing written procedures for the public and confidential financial disclosure systems

Agencies are required to develop written procedures for reviewing, collecting, and evaluating the public and confidential financial disclosure systems.

June 25, 1980

80x5: Filing of Public Financial Disclosure Report by Presidential Candidate

A Presidential candidate who withdraws his candidacy prior to May 15 of the successive reporting year is not required to file a public financial disclosure report.

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