2.07: Part 4 - Filer’s Sources of Compensation Exceeding $5,000 in a Year (Nominee and New Entrant Reports Only)

What to Report

5 U.S.C. app. § 102(a)(6)(B); 5 C.F.R. § 2634.308

Filers report any source that paid more than $5,000 for the filer’s personal services in any calendar year during the reporting period, which covers the preceding two calendar years and the current calendar year up to the date of filing.

Filers report such payments both from employers and from any clients to whom the filer personally provided services.  Filers report a source even if the source made its payment to an employer and not to the filer directly.  As an exception to the requirement to report sources of such payments, filers do not include the United States Government as a source.

Filers do not report a client’s payment to an employer if the filer did not provide the services for which the client is paying.  Because another employee, associate or partner provided the services, the payment is not for services the filer personally provided and, therefore, is not reportable in Part 4.

How to Report

Generally, filers report sources as follows:

Source Name:  Filers provide the name of the source.

City/State:  Filers provide the city and state in which the source is located.

Brief Description of Duties:  Filers provide a brief description of the type of services rendered.

* In certain rare cases, filers need not provide the identity of confidential clients.  In those cases, filers need to specify the reason(s) why confidential clients have not been disclosed.  For each reason specified, filers would indicate the number of confidential clients that have not been disclosed and indicate how many clients are entities and how many are individuals (e.g., “2 confidential clients are not disclosed because they are subject to non-public investigations = 1 partnership and 1 individual”).  For Presidential nominees, the non-disclosure of confidential clients must be approved in advance by OGE.

Sources That Are Not Reportable

Filers do not report the United States Government as a source.  In addition, filers do not report any source of a spouse or dependent child.

No Sources to Report

The filer must affirmatively state that he or she does not have any sources of compensation to report.  Within Integrity, the filer would make this statement by marking the “I do not have...” checkbox.  For hard copy reports, the filer would write “None.”