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.
OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.
This Legal Advisory explains STOCK Act provisions requiring certain employees to: (1) Notify their DAEOs of any negotiation or agreement for future employment or compensation within three business days after commencement of the negotiation or agreement; and (2) Recuse whenever there is a conflict of interest or appearance issue with the entity. [Updated notification/recusal format is available in the attachment to LA-13-06.]
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.
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 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.
Appointees from the prior Administration must sign the Ethics Pledge once the 100-day grace period expires.
OGE provides an explanation of the phrases that comprise paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge and discusses how paragraph 2 interacts with existing impartiality regulations.
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.
OGE provides guidance to Designated Agency Ethics Officials on the exercise of waiver authority under Section 3 of Executive Order 13490.
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