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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May 26, 2009

DO-09-020: Speeches and Paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge; Intergovernmental Personnel Act Detailees

OGE addresses questions about how to apply Paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge in Executive Order 13490 to an appointee who gives an official speech at an event sponsored by a former employer or client.  OGE also addresses the question of whether the Pledge applies to detailees under the IPA.

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.

August 10, 2006

DO-06-024: Publication of Final Rule to Clarify the Status of IPA Detailees

The final rule clarifies that detailees to an agency from a State or local government or other organization, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), 5 U.S.C. § 3374, are covered by the Standards.

Topics: Detailees
May 11, 2006

DO-06-015: Publication of Proposed Rule to Clarify the Status of IPA Detailees

The proposed rule would clarify that detailees to an agency from a State or local government or other organization, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), 5 U.S.C. § 3374, are covered by the Standards.

Topics: Detailees
December 9, 2002

02x11: Application of the Financial Disclosure Requirements to Detailees under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)

Detailees under the IPA who occupy positions that fit one of the categories in section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act (or that are of "equal classification" with those positions) are required to file public financial disclosure reports.  Agencies may require other detailees to file confidential financial disclosure reports.

Topics: Detailees
December 9, 2002

DO-02-029: Application of the Financial Disclosure Requirements to Detailees under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)

Detailees under the IPA who occupy positions that fit one of the categories in section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act (or that are of "equal classification" with those positions) are required to file public financial disclosure reports. Agencies may require other detailees to file confidential financial disclosure reports.

Topics: Detailees
October 16, 2002

02x8: Senior Employee under 18 U.S.C. § 207(c)

A senior employee is still considered a senior employee of his agency for the purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) while on home leave.  In addition, a senior employee on detail to an agency from his home agency is considered a senior employee of both agencies for the purpose of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c).

August 22, 2000

00x7: Extent to Which Ethics Laws and Regulations Apply to Federal Government-Private Sector Exchange Programs

The extent to which ethics laws and regulations apply to public-private exchange participants often depends on whether those persons are considered "employees" of the Federal Government.

Topics: Detailees
September 21, 1999

99x17: Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments must be reviewed to make sure they are consistent with applicable conflict of interest restrictions.

June 18, 1979

79x1: Conflict of Interest Laws and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)

The conclusion in this opinion was modified by amendments to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).  See OGE Informal Advisory Memorandum 02 x 11 for current discussion of application of conflict of interest laws to detailees from state and local governments.

Topics: Detailees

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