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

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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12/17/2010

DO-10-020: New Public Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 278)pdf
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.

11/09/2010

DO-10-017: 2009 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Surveypdf
2009 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey

04/22/2010

DO-10-005: Guidance on Waivers under 18 U.S.C. § 208(b), Authorizations under Agency Supplemental Regulationspdf
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.

03/19/2010

10x1: Uncompensated Teaching, Writing, and Speakingpdf
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.

02/22/2010

DO-10-004: FAQs on Post-Employment under the Ethics Pledgepdf
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 and LA-17-03.]

02/18/2010

DO-10-003: Attendance by Staff Accompanying Official Speakerspdf
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 and LA-17-03.]

01/28/2010

DO-10-002: Federal Travel Benefits and 18 U.S.C. § 208pdf
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.