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 On occasion, OGE will add notes to past guidance documents when that guidance is updated or superseded by law, regulation, or subsequent OGE guidance.
LA-14-08: Reference to Official Title and Position by Employees Affiliated with Private Organizations in Their Personal Capacity
This Legal Advisory provides guidance to agencies on factors to consider in determining whether references to an employee's title or position made by a private organization with which the employee is affiliated would create an impermissible appearance of government sanction or endorsement.
LA-14-07: 2013 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
2013 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey
LA-14-06: Flexibility in Ensuring and Documenting Compliance with Ethics Agreements
This legal advisory explains and expands the options available to ethics officials for ensuring and documenting compliance with PAS officials' ethics agreements. It also clarifies the discretion ethics officials have in determining when screening arrangements are necessary to implement recusal commitments, and what form such arrangements can take.
LA-14-05: Financial Disclosure Requirements for Pooled Investment Funds
This Legal Advisory explains what Presidential Nominees, subject to Senate confirmation, must report on the OGE 278 when they own certain Pooled Investment Funds that do not qualify as excepted investment funds.
LA-14-04: Annual Update of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) Component Designations
In this Legal Advisory, OGE asks each agency to forward to OGE its annual letter stating whether its components that are currently designated should remain designated for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). Any request to modify the existing list of components should be submitted in accordance with regulatory procedures.
LA-14-03: Increased Gifts and Travel Reimbursements Reporting Thresholds
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g) and the widely attended gathering (WAG) gift exception ceiling for nonsponsor gifts of free attendance at 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g)(2).
LA-14-02: Participation in Initial Public Offerings by Certain Employees
This Legal Advisory addresses specific statutory limits on when certain employees may purchase securities that are the subject of an Initial Public Offering.
LA-14-01: Pay Adjustments to Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2014
This Legal Advisory discusses changes to the statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under the Ethics in Government Act and 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). The Legal Advisory also provides the relevant threshold amounts.