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 On occasion, OGE will add notes to past guidance documents when that guidance is updated or superseded by law, regulation, or subsequent OGE guidance.
79x7: Waiver of Public Financial Disclosure Requirements
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.
79x6: Former Post-Government Employment Interim Regulations and GAO Employees
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.
79x5: Post-Government Employment Restriction on Appearance or Communication
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]
79x4: Right of Re-Employment as a Financial Interest under 18 U.S.C. § 208
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.
79x3: Interpretation of Former Version of 18 U.S.C. § 207
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.]
79x2: Access of Public to Financial Disclosure Reports
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.
79x1: Conflict of Interest Laws and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)
[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.]