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 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.
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g) and the widely attended gathering (WAG) gift exception ceiling for nonsponsor gifts of free attendance at 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g)(2).
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.
This Legal Advisory provides guidance on the effect of United States v. Windsor on the federal ethics provisions that use the terms “spouse,” “marriage,” and “relative.”
This Legal Advisory summarizes the provisions of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, that affect the Executive Branch Ethics Program.
This memorandum clarifies guidance concerning the application of the financial disclosure reporting requirements to discretionary trusts, as the term “discretionary trust” is defined in OGE’s only issuance on such trusts, DAEOgram DO-08-024 (2008).
This Legal Advisory explains that covered Executive Branch employees must file periodic reports of transactions involving separately owned assets of their spouses or dependent children. This Advisory amends the guidance provided in OGE LA-12-04.
This Legal Advisory explains the STOCK Act provision that requires certain employees to file periodic public reports of their transactions. The Legal Advisory also includes a copy of the new form that employees should use to file their periodic transaction reports (OGE Form 278-T).
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).
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