United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

All Advisories for 1979

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11/02/1979

(Legal) 79x7: Waiver of Public Financial Disclosure Requirementspdf
OGE declined to grant a waiver of the public financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 without additional information from the employee requesting the waiver.

10/26/1979

(Legal) 79x6: Former Post-Government Employment Interim Regulations and GAO Employeespdf
The legislative history and the text of the Ethics in Government Act indicate that GAO was subject to the post-Government employment interim regulations published in April 1979.

09/28/1979

(Legal) 79x5: Post-Government Employment Restriction on Appearance or Communicationpdf
An employee’s personal and substantial participation in a matter precludes him from making appearances before or communications to a Federal agency with regard to that matter.  [Cites former version of 18 U.S.C. § 207(a) and 5 CFR Part 737]

08/17/1979

(Legal) 79x4: Right of Re-Employment as a Financial Interest under 18 U.S.C. § 208pdf
An employee’s leave of absence agreement with an organization is an arrangement concerning prospective employment.  Divestiture of re-employment rights resolves the conflict of interest with the organization.

08/03/1979

(Legal) 79x3: Interpretation of Former Version of 18 U.S.C. § 207pdf
Former 18 U.S.C. § 207(g) did not apply to situation in which law firm with a former Government attorney as a partner represented a client in a matter in which the former Government attorney participated. [Cites former version of 18 U.S.C. § 207.]

07/12/1979

(Legal) 79x2: Access of Public to Financial Disclosure Reportspdf
The public may not use a financial disclosure report for prohibited purposes such as commercial activity.  Agencies are not required to notify employees about requests for their reports.

06/18/1979

(Legal) 79x1: Conflict of Interest Laws and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)pdf
[Note: The conclusion in this opinion was modified by amendments to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). For a current discussion of application of conflict of interest laws to detailees from state and local governments, see OGE Informal Advisory Memorandum 02 x 11.]