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 reminds agencies that the three statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) will remain the same as last year.
OGE asks each agency to forward to OGE its annual letter stating whether its components that are currently designated should remain designated for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). Any request to modify the existing list of components should be submitted in accordance with regulatory procedures.
This Legal Advisory updates relevant legislative activity from the recently ended 111th Congress, including the re-codification of the Procurement Integrity Act, changes to the ethics laws for the intelligence community, and a trend toward imposing new post-employment restrictions on certain Executive Branch employees.
This Legal Advisory updates the three statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) for calendar year 2011.
Paragraphs 4 (post-employment cooling-off period) and 5 (post-employment lobbying ban) of the Ethics Pledge, Executive Order 13490, impose significant new post-employment restrictions on non-career appointees.
OGE provides an overview of President Obama's Executive Order 13490, "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel."
Recent legislation affecting the executive branch ethics program includes a loan repayment assistance plan, legislation on conflicts of interest for certain contractor employees, and a revision to the base pay of certain senior officials.
OGE provides guidance on the application of the post-government employment restrictions at 18 U.S.C. § 207(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 207(c).
Guidance on when two matters are separate, for purposes of 18 USC 207(a); reconsiders conclusion previously reached in 99x14(2)
18 U.S.C. § 207(j)(7) provides an exception to the one-year no-contact ban for former senior employees and the two-year no-contact ban for very senior employees. These categories of employees do not violate the statute if a communication or appearance is on behalf of a candidate or one of the specified political entities.
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