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 STOCK Act provisions requiring certain employees to: (1) Notify their DAEOs of any negotiation or agreement for future employment or compensation within three business days after commencement of the negotiation or agreement; and (2) Recuse whenever there is a conflict of interest or appearance issue with the entity. [Updated notification/recusal format is available in the attachment to LA-13-06.]
OGE identifies the categories of officials who must sign the Ethics Pledge required by Executive Order 13490 and those who are not required to sign.
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, 08x3a, OGE provides a template for analyzing whether regular employees and special Government employees (SGEs) may accept compensation for writing a book during Government service.
In this attachment, DO-08-006a, OGE provides a template for analyzing whether regular employees and special Government employees (SGEs) may accept compensation for writing a book during Government service.
The Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, issued an opinion reaffirming the longstanding executive branch interpretation that service by a special Government employee for part of any day counts as service for a full day, for purposes of relevant limits on the number of days of service under the conflict of interest laws.
OGE clarifies the conditions under which an agency need not count a day of service solely on the basis of certain activities by special Government employees.
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