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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September 30, 2014

LA-14-05: Financial Disclosure Requirements for Pooled Investment Funds

This Legal Advisory explains what Presidential Nominees, subject to Senate confirmation, must report on the OGE 278 when they own certain Pooled Investment Funds that do not qualify as excepted investment funds.

December 7, 2012

LA-12-08: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.

April 6, 2012

LA-12-01: Post-Employment Negotiation and Recusal Requirements under the STOCK Act

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.]

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.

February 22, 2010

DO-10-004: FAQs on Post-Employment under the Ethics Pledge

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.

December 10, 2009

DO-09-032: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.

May 26, 2009

DO-09-020: Speeches and Paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge; Intergovernmental Personnel Act Detailees

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.

April 28, 2009

DO-09-014: Holdover Appointees and the Ethics Pledge

Appointees from the prior Administration must sign the Ethics Pledge once the 100-day grace period expires.

March 26, 2009

DO-09-011: Revolving Door Ban of the Ethics Pledge (Ban on All Appointees Entering Government)

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.

February 26, 2009

DO-09-010: Who Must Sign the Ethics Pledge?

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.

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