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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December 7, 2012

LA-12-08: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.

December 10, 2009

DO-09-032: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.

December 8, 2008

DO-08-039: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE provides a brief reminder about the ethics rules regarding holiday gifts and fundraising.

December 5, 2006

DO-06-035: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraising

OGE provides a brief reminder about the ethics rules regarding holiday gifts and fundraising.

November 29, 1994

DO-94-044: Holiday Gifts and Celebrations

OGE reminds employees about the ethics rules regarding holiday gifts and celebrations.

December 10, 1992

92x27: Issues Arising from Loan to Superior from Subordinate

Loans between superiors and their subordinates are to be discouraged. Because of the debtor-creditor relationship, the subordinate would be a person with whom the superior would have a "covered relationship" within the meaning of 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502(b)(1).

June 23, 1986

86x6: Gifts From a Government Employee’s Subordinate

An employee could purchase discount airline tickets from the wife of the government employee’s subordinate without violating the gift restrictions of 5 U.S.C. § 7351 and 5 C.F.R. § 735.202(d); however, the employee’s agency could determine that such an action still created the appearance of impropriety.  [cites former 5 C.F.R. Part 735]

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