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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January 3, 2014

LA-14-01: Pay Adjustments to Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2014

This Legal Advisory discusses changes to the statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under the Ethics in Government Act and 18 U.S.C. § 207(c).  The Legal Advisory also provides the relevant threshold amounts.

August 19, 2013

LA-13-10: Effect of the Supreme Court's Decision in United States v. Windsor on the Executive Branch Ethics Program

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.”

March 18, 2013

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.

December 29, 2011

LA-11-10: Pay-Level Thresholds of Ethics Provisions Remain at 2011 Levels for Calendar Year 2012

This Legal Advisory reminds agencies that the three statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) will remain the same as last year.

February 8, 2011

LA-11-01: Effect of the Freeze on Pay Adjustments on Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2011

This Legal Advisory updates the three statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) for calendar year 2011.

March 6, 2008

08x3: Book Deals Involving Government Employees

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.

March 6, 2008

08x3b: Book Deals Involving Covered Noncareer Employees and Presidential Appointees to Full-Time Noncareer Positions

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.

March 6, 2008

Attachment B to DO-08-006: Book Deals Involving Covered Noncareer Employees and Presidential Appointees to Full-Time Noncareer Positions

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.

March 6, 2008

DO-08-006: Book Deals Involving Government Employees

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.

November 1, 2005

05x7: Issues Pertaining to Covered Noncareer Employee

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

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