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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August 19, 2013

LA-13-10: Effect of the Supreme Court's Decision in United States v. Windsor on the Executive Branch Ethics Program

This Legal Advisory provides guidance on the effect of United States v. Windsor on the federal ethics provisions that use the terms “spouse,” “marriage,” and “relative.”

March 18, 2013

LA-13-02: Reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods

This legal advisory is a reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods.

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.

December 22, 2006

06x13: Outside Activities Related to Official Duties

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.

October 19, 2006

06x10: Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Summary

OGE outlines the ethics issues that can arise in connection with IPA assignments.

October 19, 2006

DO-06-031: Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Summary

OGE outlines the ethics issues that can arise in connection with IPA assignments.

October 4, 2006

06x9: 'Particular Matter Involving Specific Parties,' 'Particular Matter,' and 'Matter'

OGE discusses the meaning of and the distinctions among the terms "particular matter involving specific parties," "particular matter," and "matter" as used in the criminal conflict of interest statutes and regulations.

October 4, 2006

DO-06-029: 'Particular Matter Involving Specific Parties,' 'Particular Matter,' and 'Matter'

OGE discusses the meaning of and the distinctions among the terms "particular matter involving specific parties," "particular matter," and "matter" as used in the criminal conflict of interest statutes and regulations.

August 9, 2006

06x7: Ethics and Working with Contractors — Questions and Answers

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.

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