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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April 6, 2012

LA-12-01: Post-Employment Negotiation and Recusal Requirements under the STOCK Act

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.]

February 26, 2009

DO-09-010: Who Must Sign the Ethics Pledge?

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.

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

08x3a: Book Deals Involving Regular Employees and Special Government Employees

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.

March 6, 2008

Attachment A to DO-08-006: Book Deals Involving Regular Employees and Special Government Employees

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.

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.

February 22, 2007

07x3: Opinion of Office of Legal Counsel on SGE Day-Counting

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.

February 22, 2007

DO-07-005: Opinion of Office of Legal Counsel on SGE Day-Counting

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.

January 19, 2007

07x1: Counting Days of Service for Special Government Employees

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.

January 19, 2007

DO-07-002: Counting Days of Service for Special Government Employees

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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