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 explains what Presidential Nominees, subject to Senate confirmation, must report on the OGE 278 when they own certain Pooled Investment Funds that do not qualify as excepted investment funds.
Section 13 of the STOCK Act requires certain Presidential Appointees with Senate Confirmation to include on their OGE Form 278 mortgages secured by their personal residences.
Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b) and agency supplemental regulations and authorizations under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502(d) must be issued prospectively in order to be valid.
OGE provides guidance concerning the treatment of income beneficiaries of discretionary trusts, for purposes of the disqualification requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 208 as well as the financial disclosure requirements of section 102(f)(1) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. [modified by Legal Advisory LA-13-04]
Guidance on variety of ethics issues that commonly arise in procurement context, such as seeking employment, post-employment, financial conflicts of interest, outside employment, gifts and misuse of office.
The attachment, DO-06-023A, provides answers to some frequently asked ethics questions about working with Government contractors.
OGE’s director must determine that divestiture of an asset is “reasonably necessary” to comply with federal conflict of interest rules or is at the request of a Congressional committee as a condition of confirmation. The Director may not grant a Certificate of Divestiture merely because divestiture of some property may create cost, tax, or diversification issue.
Recusals are required when an employee is 1) prohibited from participating personally and substantially in a matter by 18 U.S.C. § 208; 2) chooses or is directed not to participate in a matter involving specific parties under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502; or 3) receives an extraordinary payment from a former employer under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.503. [guidance updated in 2014 by Legal Advisory LA-14-06.]
The attachment, DO-04-012A, is a handout for those employees selected to screen matters for officials with recusal obligations.
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