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 discusses the history and scope of the exemption for official participation in nonprofit organizations found at 5 C.F.R. § 2640.203(m). The Legal Advisory also highlights important considerations for agency officials who intend to assign employees to serve in an official capacity at a nonprofit organization.
This legal advisory is a reminder that ethics laws and regulations continue to apply to Federal Government employees during furlough periods.
This Legal Advisory clarifies that an individual waiver issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 208(b)(1) to an employee who has transferred from one agency to another will remain effective until the receiving agency makes a determination to either cancel the waiver or issue a new waiver.
This memorandum highlights 5 C.F.R. § 2640.203(d), which authorizes an employee to participate in official travel matters, with certain limits, notwithstanding the financial interest that may arise from an agency's provision of travel benefits and cost reimbursement to the employee.
OGE discusses the meaning of and the distinctions among the terms "particular matter involving specific parties," "particular matter," and "matter" as used in the criminal conflict of interest statutes and regulations.
Preliminary, informal discussions about possible changes to industry-specific standards are particular matters for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 208.
The proposed work of a Government panel addressing policy options for tax reform does not constitute a particular matter for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 208.
This memorandum summarizes the ethical requirements apply to employees before they leave Government and while they are still seeking future employment.
The term “diversified” is defined in 5 C.F.R. § 2640.102(a) for purposes of the exemption at 5 C.F.R. § 2640.201(a). An open-end mutual fund is “diversified” for purposes of the certificate of divestiture regulation and qualifies as "permitted property" if it does not have an objective or practice of investing in particular or limited sectors.
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