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.
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that in pertinent part revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g).
OGE issues final rule amendments that revise the financial disclosure regulations to reflect the statutory increase of the thresholds for reporting of gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses. OGE also increases the widely attended gathering gift exception ceiling for nonsponsor gifts of free attendance.
OGE provides general guidance on acceptance of reimbursement of travel expenses and training by executive branch employees provided by a non-profit speakers bureau.
OGE provides guidance on whether receipt of cash awards by Government employees under an awards program administered by a non-federal entity is permissible under the gift rules.
Travel reimbursements that are required to be reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) because they are for a Federal campaign or election are not required to be reported on public and confidential financial disclosure reports.
This memorandum amends DO-06-008 to correct citation errors and to discuss only the issue of soliciting gifts of travel.
Note: DAEOgram DO-06-034 has been issued as an amended memorandum to DO-06-008. OGE addresses questions that have been raised about the propriety of executive branch employees soliciting free air travel.
OGE issues final rule amendments (March 2005) that revise the financial disclosure regulations to reflect the statutory increase of the thresholds for reporting of gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses.
OGE updated the OGE/GOVT-1 system of records (covering SF 278 Public Financial Disclosure Reports and other name-retrieved ethics program records) to include three new routine uses of the SF 278 (August 2003). OGE also notified agencies of adjustments to the gifts/travel reimbursements reporting thresholds.
OGE issues final rule amendments (September 2002) that revise the financial disclosure regulations to reflect the statutory increase of the thresholds for reporting of gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses.
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