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. On occasion, OGE will add notes to past guidance documents when that guidance is updated or superseded by law, regulation, or subsequent OGE guidance.
DO-10-020: New Public Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 278)
OGE replaces the SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report with a new form for collecting public financial disclosure reports in the Federal executive branch, the OGE Form 278.
DO-10-017: 2009 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
2009 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
DO-10-005: Guidance on Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b), Authorizations under Agency Supplemental Regulations
Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b) and agency supplemental regulations and authorizations under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.502(d) must be issued prospectively in order to be valid.
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.
DO-10-004: FAQs on Post-Employment under the Ethics Pledge
Paragraphs 4 (post-employment cooling-off period) and 5 (post-employment lobbying ban) of the Ethics Pledge, Executive Order 13490, impose significant new post-employment restrictions on non-career appointees. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02
DO-10-003: Attendance by Staff Accompanying Official Speakers
Attendance by particular personnel whose presence is truly essential to the performance of the Executive Branch speaker's official duties at a specific event does not violate either OGE’s long-standing gift rules or the Executive Order 13490 lobbyist gift ban. [The guidance in this advisory was modified in 2017 by legal advisories LA-17-02
DO-10-002: Federal Travel Benefits and 18 U.S.C. § 208
This memorandum highlights 5 C.F.R. § 2640.203(d), which authorizes an employee to participate in official travel matters, with certain limits, notwithstanding the financial interest that may arise from an agency's provision of travel benefits and cost reimbursement to the employee.