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

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12/11/2009

(Program) DO-09-033: 2009 Ethics Pledge Compliance Assessmentpdf
The United States Office of Government Ethics is compiling information to assess agency compliance with Executive Order 13490, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel."" The information will be used to prepare the annual public report as required by Executive Order.

12/10/2009

(Legal) DO-09-032: A Reminder about Holiday Gifts and Fundraisingpdf
OGE updates a poem that reminds executive branch employees, in an entertaining way, about the ethics rules on solicitation and acceptance of gifts.

12/09/2009

(Program) DO-09-031: Reminder Regarding Transmission of Termination Public Financial Disclosure Reports to the United States Office of Government Ethicspdf
he United States Office of Government Ethics reminds Designated Agency Ethics Officials that PAS officials serving in covered public financial disclosure filing positions are required to file a termination public financial disclosure report within 30 days after leaving office.

11/10/2009

(Legal) DO-09-030: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Artspdf
Executive Branch employees may accept offers of free attendance at events from the Kennedy Center, consistent with the gift rules in the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  This determination is limited to the Kennedy Center and should not be read as extending to all congressionally-established entities.

10/23/2009

(Legal) DO-09-029: 2008 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Surveypdf
2008 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey

08/04/2009

(Program) DO-09-023: OGE Begins Compliance Assessment of the Ethics Pledge (Executive Order 13490)pdf
The United States Office of Government Ethics has begun an assessment of agency compliance with the Ethics Pledge requirement of Executive Order 13490, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel.”

07/14/2009

(Program) DO-09-022: Survey of Designated Agency Ethics Officials Relating to the Ethics Pledgepdf
The United States Office of Government Ethics will be conducting an electronic survey to assess agency compliance with administration of the Ethics Pledge required by President Obama’s Executive Order 13490.

05/26/2009

(Legal) DO-09-020: Speeches and Paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge; Intergovernmental Personnel Act Detaileespdf
OGE addresses questions about how to apply Paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge in Executive Order 13490 to an appointee who gives an official speech at an event sponsored by a former employer or client.  OGE also addresses the question of whether the Pledge applies to detailees under the IPA. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

04/28/2009

(Program) DO-09-015: Procedures and Required Evidence of Compliance for Ethics Agreements Made by PAS Nomineespdf
This memorandum reiterates and clarifies previous guidance regarding which commitments in a PAS nominee's ethics agreement require evidence of compliance and what documentation the United States Office of Government Ethics will accept as demonstrating compliance.

04/28/2009

(Legal) DO-09-014: Holdover Appointees and the Ethics Pledgepdf
Appointees from the prior Administration must sign the Ethics Pledge once the 100-day grace period expires. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

03/26/2009

(Legal) DO-09-011: Revolving Door Ban of the Ethics Pledge (Ban on All Appointees Entering Government)pdf
OGE provides an explanation of the phrases that comprise paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge and discusses how paragraph 2 interacts with existing impartiality regulations. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

02/26/2009

(Legal) DO-09-010: Who Must Sign the Ethics Pledge?pdf
OGE identifies the categories of officials who must sign the Ethics Pledge required by Executive Order 13490 and those who are not required to sign. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

02/23/2009

(Legal) DO-09-008: Authorizations Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order 13490, Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnelpdf
OGE provides guidance to Designated Agency Ethics Officials on the exercise of waiver authority under Section 3 of Executive Order 13490. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

02/11/2009

(Legal) DO-09-007: Lobbyist Gift Ban Guidancepdf
OGE provides guidance on the implementation and interpretation of the lobbyist gift ban in paragraph 1 of the Ethics Pledge in Executive Order 13490. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

02/10/2009

(Legal) DO-09-005: Signing the Ethics Pledgepdf
OGE describes when various appointees must sign the Ethics Pledge in Executive Order 13490. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

01/30/2009

(Program) DO-09-004: Guidance on the Use of Digital Signatures with the Confidential Financial Disclosure Formpdf
As of January 30, 2009, agencies are authorized to allow digital signatures on the electronically fillable PDF version of the confidential financial disclosure form (OGE Form 450) if their agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) has approved a digital signature process.

01/22/2009

(Legal) DO-09-003: Executive Order 13490, Ethics Pledgepdf
OGE provides an overview of President Obama's Executive Order 13490, "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel." [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02 and LA-17-03.]

01/15/2009

(Legal) DO-09-001: Presidential Inaugural Eventspdf
OGE reminds agencies of the ethical requirements pertaining to offers of free attendance from various sources to Federal employees to attend Inauguration-related events, including the Inaugural Parade, Inaugural Balls, receptions, dinners and fundraisers.