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 clarifies that the exception at 18 U.S.C. § 205(e) for representation of persons with whom an employee has a personal relationship before the Government in connection with most matters may permit representation of an employee's stepparent or stepchild when the relationship is one that invokes certain family responsibilities.
Generally, a Federal employee who writes an immigration support letter and submits the letter to an arm of the Federal Government would not normally be "act[ing]as agent or attorney" for another within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. § 205.
OGE provides general guidance on ethics provisions related to outside activities for a federal employee who owns a personal business in an area related to his official duties.
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.
OGE offered guidance about 18 U.S.C. § 205(a)(2) to assist a DC Assistant General Counsel with the interpretation of 18 U.S.C. § 205(b)(2). 18 U.S.C. § 205(a)(2) requires that an employee’s activity be representational, before a specified entity, and in relation to a covered matter in which the U.S. is a party or has a direct and substantial interest.
A special Government employee (SGE) is always prohibited from representing others in connection with particular matters involving specific parties in which the SGE has participated personally and substantially. The 60-day standard is a threshold for the stricter prohibition in relation to matters pending at the SGE’s agency.
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.
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