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 discusses how the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees apply to employees' personal social media activities. The Legal Advisory focuses on common issues such as when an employee can reference his or her title on a personal social media account, and what rules apply to personal fundraising on social media.
This memorandum outlines several factors that an executive branch employee should consider in deciding when it is appropriate to assist an associate, either another Government employee or a private party, in efforts to obtain private sector employment.
OGE determined that, although an employee would violate 18 U.S.C. § 205 if he represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, 18 U.S.C. § 205 does not prohibit an employee from assisting another in preparing their income tax returns.
Employees were precluded from retaining purchase incentives, for personal use, from vendor in connection with official agency purchases.
OGE summarizes ethics provisions that are relevant when an employee speaks at a private conference in an official or unofficial capacity, and comments on policy considerations that are relevant when an agency is deciding whether to provide an official speaker.
Guidelines to help an ADAEO determine whether a government employee may purchase a training script from his agency, and how he may use that script outside of his government responsibilities.
Whether military Reservists and National Guard members may use official time and Government equipment at their civilian Federal positions depends upon whether the agency has authorized such use.
OGE addresses the ethics issues raised by the participation of executive branch employees in a golf tournament that was held simultaneously with an annual conference of Federal Government employees.
The ethics laws and regulations do not preclude an employee from serving in a leadership position with a private partisan organization provided the employee does not take actions while serving that violate an ethics provision, such as 18 U.S.C. § 205.
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