All Advisories for 2011
(Legal) LA-11-10: Pay-Level Thresholds of Ethics Provisions Remain at 2011 Levels for Calendar Year 2012
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.
(Legal) LA-11-09: Revised OGE Form 278 and OGE Form 450
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has revised the OGE Form 278 and the OGE Form 450 to reflect the current thresholds for reporting gifts and travel reimbursements, as amended by 76 Fed. Reg. 38547 (July 1, 2011).
(Program) PA-11-06: Ethics Pledge Assessment
In January 2012, OGE will be compiling information to assess agency compliance with Executive Order 13490, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel.” We will be collecting information relative to appointees appointed during calendar year 2011. The information will be used to prepare the annual public report as required by the Executive Order.
(Legal) LA-11-08: 2010 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
2010 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
(Legal) LA-11-07: The OGE Supplemental Agency Regulation Process
This legal advisory addresses whether an agency needs a supplemental ethics regulation, the appropriate ethics issues to include in a supplemental agency regulation, and summarizes OGE's role in assisting agencies with this process.
(Program) PA-11-05: 2011 Annual Survey of Ethics Officials
The United States Office of Government Ethics is launching its Annual Survey of Ethics Officials. The survey will be distributed to the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), Alternate DAEO, and other high-level agency ethics contacts at all executive branch agencies. The survey will be open for responses until October 6, 2011.
(Legal) LA-11-06: Nonpartisan Political Activity
OGE analyzes whether, under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.802, an agency may issue an across-the-board policy that an employee may not run for or hold nonpartisan elective office because election to that office may have the potential to create the appearance of misuse of the employee's federal position. OGE also provides guidance on related ethics issues.
(Program) PA-11-04: Financial Disclosure Certification
This Program Management Advisory serves as a reminder and clarification of the requirements for timely certification of financial disclosure reports under 5 C.F.R. § 2634.605(a). During recent program reviews, PRD has found some confusion and different interpretations among agencies regarding the requirement to accomplish final certification of financial disclosure reports within 60 days of their receipt.
(Legal) LA-11-05: Increased Gifts and Travel Reimbursements Reporting Thresholds
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that in pertinent part revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g).
(Legal) LA-11-04: Annual Update of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) Component Designations
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.
(Program) PA-11-03: 2011 Due Dates for Public Financial Disclosure Reports Required to be Filed with the United States Office of Government Ethics
This Program Management Advisory reminds ethics officials that public financial disclosure reports are due nol later than May 16, 2011.
(Legal) LA-11-03: Public Financial Disclosure Report Guidance for Presidential Candidates
This Legal Advisory provides guidance to potential Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates concerning the public financial disclosure reporting requirements that apply to them.
(Program) PA-11-02: Procedural Update for Reporting Payments Accepted Under 31 U.S.C. § 1353
This Program Management Advisory serves as a reminder, notice of change, and clarification of the requirements for reporting payments accepted under 31 U.S.C. § 1353.
(Legal) LA-11-02: Legislative Activity of the 111th Congress Affecting the Executive Branch Ethics Program
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.
(Legal) LA-11-01: Effect of the Freeze on Pay Adjustments on Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2011
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.
(Program) PA-11-01: Ethics Pledge Compliance Assessment
The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is compiling information to assess agency compliance with Executive Order 13490, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel” (January 21, 2009). OGE is requesting information relative to full-time non-career appointees appointed during calendar year 2010. The information will be used to prepare the annual public report as required by the Executive Order.