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 provides guidance on the effect of United States v. Windsor on the federal ethics provisions that use the terms “spouse,” “marriage,” and “relative.”
This legal advisory is a reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods.
OGE provides a comprehensive discussion of the laws pertaining to book deals involving Government employees. The rules for regular and special Government employees are covered in one document, and the rules for noncareer employees and Presidential appointees are addressed in a second document.
In this attachment, 08x3b, OGE provides a template for analyzing whether covered noncareer employees and Presidential appointees to full-time noncareer positions may accept compensation for writing a book during Government service.
In this attachment, DO-08-006b, OGE provides a template for analyzing whether covered noncareer employees and Presidential appointees to full-time noncareer positions may accept compensation for writing a book during Government service.
Provides guidance on various restrictions on covered noncareer employee pursuant to Title V of Ethics in Government Act and 5 C.F.R. part 2636; also guidance with respect to determining status as special government employee
OGE discusses definitions of "covered noncareer employee" under 5 C.F.R. § 2636.303(a)(4) and 5 C.F.R. § 2636.303(a)(3), as well as Schedule C appointment criteria.
OGE determined that the Executive Director of an agency was not a “covered noncareer employee” as defined in 5 C.F.R. § 2636.303(a). The Executive Director position was not a policy-making position nor did it involve a close and confidential working relationship with key appointed officials within the meaning of 5 C.F.R. § 213.3301.
OGE's amendments to the civil monetary penalties that may be imposed for certain violations of the Ethics in Government Act. affect the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment regulations at 5 C.F.R. parts 2634 and 2636.
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