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.
Recent legislation affecting the executive branch ethics program includes a loan repayment assistance plan, legislation on conflicts of interest for certain contractor employees, and a revision to the base pay of certain senior officials.
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.
18 U.S.C. § 209 does not bar most employees from being paid for participating during non-duty hours in a survey related to insurance offered to federal employees. However, employees must comply with their agency supplemental regulation regarding outside activities because being paid for the survey participation is considered part-time employment.
A special Government employee (SGE) serving on an advisory committee is subject to many of the Federal ethics laws and regulations, but a “representative” member of a committee is not. Some provisions apply differently to SGEs than to “regular” employees or do not apply at all.
OGE issues a comprehensive summary of 18 U.S.C. § 209, which prohibits the supplementation of a Government employee’s salary by outside sources.
This attachment, DO-02-016A, is a summary of 18 U.S.C. § 209, the restriction on supplementation of salary.
OLC concluded that 18 U.S.C. § 209 ordinarily does not preclude outside royalty payments to employee-inventors who privately commercialize inventions for which the Government has permitted them to obtain patent rights.
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