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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September 7, 2011

LA-11-06: Nonpartisan Political Activity

OGE analyzes whether, under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.802, an agency may issue an across-the-board policy that an employee may not run for or hold nonpartisan elective office because election to that office may have the potential to create the appearance of misuse of the employee's federal position. OGE also provides guidance on related ethics issues.

November 6, 1996

96x22: Regulations Applicable to Federal Employee Working on Presidential Campaign

OGE discusses the ethics regulations that apply in the case of a Federal employee, who is a high-ranking official of a department, and who works for a presidential campaign on issues related to his department's program.

November 5, 1996

96x21: Application of 18 U.S.C. § 207

OGE summarizes the provisions in the Standards of Conduct that apply to an executive branch employee who works for a presidential campaign.

October 2, 1996

DO-96-037: Interim Rule for Hatch Act Amendments

OGE publishes interim rule making technical amendments to various sections of the Standards of Conduct so that they conform with the Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 (HARA). These changes do not purport to provide substantive guidance as to the HARA.

March 19, 1996

96x6: Position with Private Partisan Organization

The ethics laws and regulations do not preclude an employee from serving in a leadership position with a private partisan organization provided the employee does not take actions while serving that violate an ethics provision, such as 18 U.S.C. § 205.

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