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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January 3, 2014

LA-14-01 Pay Adjustments to Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2014

This Legal Advisory discusses changes to the statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under the Ethics in Government Act and 18 U.S.C. § 207(c).  The Legal Advisory also provides the relevant threshold amounts.

June 10, 2013

LA-13-08: Annual Update of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) Component Designations

In this Legal Advisory, 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.

May 15, 2013

LA-13-07: Summary of the Provisions of the 2013 Appropriations Act that Affect the Executive Branch Ethics Program

This Legal Advisory summarizes the provisions of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, that affect the Executive Branch Ethics Program.

March 18, 2013

LA-13-02: Reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods

This legal advisory is a reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods.

June 8, 2012

LA-12-03: 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.

December 29, 2011

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.

June 24, 2011

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.

February 8, 2011

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.

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.

June 25, 2008

DO-08-020: Final Post-Employment Rule

OGE issues the final post-government employment rule, to be codified in 5 C.F.R. Part 2641.

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