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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November 19, 2014

LA-14-08: Reference to Official Title and Position by Employees Affiliated with Private Organizations in Their Personal Capacity

This Legal Advisory provides guidance to agencies on factors to consider in determining whether references to an employee's title or position made by a private organization with which the employee is affiliated would create an impermissible appearance of government sanction or endorsement.

March 19, 2010

10x1: Uncompensated Teaching, Writing, and Speaking

OGE clarifies its views on the application of 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702 and 5 C.F.R. § 2635.807 pertaining to uncompensated teaching, writing, and speaking.

August 1, 2007

07x11: Misuse of Federal Position to Help Another Person Get a Job

This memorandum outlines several factors that an executive branch employee should consider in deciding when it is appropriate to assist an associate, either another Government employee or a private party, in efforts to obtain private sector employment.

August 1, 2007

DO-07-023: Misuse of Federal Position to Help Another Person Get a Job

This memorandum outlines several factors that an executive branch employee should consider in deciding when it is appropriate to assist an associate, either another Government employee or a private party, in efforts to obtain private sector employment.

August 9, 2006

06x7: Ethics and Working with Contractors — Questions and Answers

Guidance on variety of ethics issues that commonly arise in procurement context, such as seeking employment, post-employment, financial conflicts of interest, outside employment, gifts and misuse of office.

August 9, 2006

Attachment to DO-06-023: Ethics and Working with Contractors — Questions and Answers

The attachment, DO-06-023A, provides answers to some frequently asked ethics questions about working with Government contractors.

August 9, 2006

DO-06-023: Ethics and Working with Contractors — Questions and Answers

Guidance on variety of ethics issues that commonly arise in procurement context, such as seeking employment, post-employment, financial conflicts of interest, outside employment, gifts and misuse of office.

October 30, 2002

02x9: Use of Title on Personal Stationery or in Personal Activity

Use of the title "Administrative Law Judge," or "U.S. Administrative Law Judge," are references to an ALJ's official position and could be a violation of the Standards of Conduct when used on personal letterhead.  In contrast, the use of "Judge," or "The Honorable" are commonly used honorifics that can be used on personal letterhead.

July 19, 2001

01x6: References to Employee's Title and Agency

The bar on use of title and position set forth in 5 C.F.R. § 2635.807(b), like the related bar in 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702, do not apply to activities undertaken as part of an employee's official duties.

March 29, 2001

01x4: Use of the Title 'Judge' in Personal Correspondence

OGE addresses whether it is proper for a United States administrative law judge (ALJ) to use the title "Judge" and/or "Judge and Mrs." in personal correspondence.

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