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-12-02: Mortgage Reporting Requirement under the STOCK Act

Section 13 of the STOCK Act requires certain Presidential Appointees with Senate Confirmation to include on their OGE Form 278 mortgages secured by their personal residences.

April 22, 2010

DO-10-005: Guidance on Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b), Authorizations under Agency Supplemental Regulations

Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b) and agency supplemental regulations and authorizations under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502(d) must be issued prospectively in order to be valid.

August 6, 2008

DO-08-024: Discretionary Trusts

OGE provides guidance concerning the treatment of income beneficiaries of discretionary trusts, for purposes of the disqualification requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 208 as well as the financial disclosure requirements of section 102(f)(1) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. [modified by Legal Advisory LA-13-04]

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.

August 9, 2006

Attachment to DO-06-023: Ethics and Working with Contractors — Questions and Answers

The attachment, DO-06-023A, provides answers to some frequently asked ethics questions about working with Government contractors.

August 9, 2006

DO-06-023: 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.

September 21, 2004

04x14: Justification for Certificates of Divestiture

OGE’s director must determine that divestiture of an asset is “reasonably necessary” to comply with federal conflict of interest rules or is at the request of a Congressional committee as a condition of confirmation.  The Director may not grant a Certificate of Divestiture merely because divestiture of some property may create cost, tax, or diversification issue.

June 1, 2004

04x5: 18 U.S.C. § 208 Recusal Obligations and Screening Arrangements

Recusals are required when an employee is 1) prohibited from participating personally and substantially in a matter by 18 U.S.C. § 208; 2) chooses or is directed not to participate in a matter involving specific parties under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502; or 3) receives an extraordinary payment from a former employer under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.503.

June 1, 2004

Attachment to DO-04-012: Guidelines for Gatekeepers — How to Implement a Screening Arrangement

The attachment, DO-04-012A, is a handout for those employees selected to screen matters for officials with recusal obligations.

June 1, 2004

DO-04-012: Effective Screening Arrangements for Recusal Obligations

This memorandum reiterates some of the relevant principles set forth in DO-99-018, and identifies some screening arrangement guidelines that agencies should consider. A model screening arrangement is attached.

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