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.
This Legal Advisory summarizes the provisions of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, that affect the Executive Branch Ethics Program.
This memorandum clarifies guidance concerning the application of the financial disclosure reporting requirements to discretionary trusts, as the term “discretionary trust” is defined in OGE’s only issuance on such trusts, DAEOgram DO-08-024 (2008).
This Legal Advisory explains that covered Executive Branch employees must file periodic reports of transactions involving separately owned assets of their spouses or dependent children. This Advisory amends the guidance provided in OGE LA-12-04.
This Legal Advisory explains the STOCK Act provision that requires certain employees to file periodic public reports of their transactions. The Legal Advisory also includes a copy of the new form that employees should use to file their periodic transaction reports (OGE Form 278-T).
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has revised the OGE Form 278 and the OGE Form 450 to reflect the current thresholds for reporting gifts and travel reimbursements, as amended by 76 Fed. Reg. 38547 (July 1, 2011).
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that in pertinent part revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g).
OGE provides tips to ethics officials to facilitate the timely review and certification of the public financial disclosure termination reports (SF 278s) that PAS officials must file.
OGE explains what actions a nominee for a full-time Senate-confirmed position (PAS nominee) must take with regard to pooled investment funds in order for the Director of OGE to certify the individual’s financial disclosure report.
OGE announces it will conduct a review to evaluate agencies’ processes and procedures for collecting, reviewing, and certifying financial disclosure reports, including those filed by nominees for Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed (PAS) positions.
OGE issues final rule amendments that revise the financial disclosure regulations to reflect the statutory increase of the thresholds for reporting of gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses. OGE also increases the widely attended gathering gift exception ceiling for nonsponsor gifts of free attendance.
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