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 clarifies how to determine the “market value” of a gift of free attendance to an event when no fee is charged to any attendee.
This Legal Advisory explains when the employee benefit plan exemption at 5 C.F.R. § 2640.201(c)(1)(iii) is applicable to (1) employee benefit plans through which employees hold diversified pooled investment funds, and (2) employee benefit plans that are established or maintained outside of the United States.
This Legal Advisory explains the types of prepaid gift cards that are considered to be cash equivalents, and are therefore categorically prohibited under the de minimis gift exception, and the types that are not treated as cash equivalents.
This Legal Advisory discusses how the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees apply to employees' personal social media activities. The Legal Advisory focuses on common issues such as when an employee can reference his or her title on a personal social media account, and what rules apply to personal fundraising on social media.
This Legal Advisory discusses the definition of "free attendance" as used in the Widely Attended Gathering gift exception. The Legal Advisory confirms that free attendance does not include the waiver of an additional fee charged to attend a meal or reception that is collateral to the original event.
This LA clarifies the 2015 thresholds for: (1) identifying which officers and employees must file public financial disclosure reports; (2) determining which senior employees are subject to the post-employment restrictions and (3) implementing the outside employment and outside earned income restrictions for certain covered noncareer employees.
This Legal Advisory provides guidance to agencies on factors to consider in determining whether references to an employee's title or position made by a private organization with which the employee is affiliated would create an impermissible appearance of government sanction or endorsement.
2013 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
This legal advisory explains and expands the options available to ethics officials for ensuring and documenting compliance with PAS officials' ethics agreements. It also clarifies the discretion ethics officials have in determining when screening arrangements are necessary to implement recusal commitments, and what form such arrangements can take.
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.
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