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. On occasion, OGE will add notes to past guidance documents when that guidance is updated or superseded by law, regulation, or subsequent OGE guidance.



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05/02/2019

LA-19-04: Legislation Introduced in the 115th Congress Relevant to the Executive Branch Ethics Programpdf
This Legal Advisory summarizes relevant legislative activity from the 115th Congress, during which members introduced more legislation that referenced ethics officials than any previous Congress and more legislation that referenced the Ethics in Government Act than any Congress since the 101st Congress.

04/11/2019

LA-19-03: Revised Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws Reflecting Legislation Enacted in the 115th Congresspdf
This Legal Advisory describes the changes in OGE’s updated Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws. The 115th Congress passed legislation affecting ethics and other government integrity statutes contained in the Compilation.

04/08/2019

LA-19-02: Effect of Retroactive Pay Adjustments on Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2019pdf
This Legal Advisory identifies the 2019 thresholds for: (1) determining which senior employees are subject to the post-employment restrictions; (2) identifying which officers and employees must file public financial disclosure reports; and (3) implementing the outside employment and outside earned income restrictions for certain covered noncareer employees.

02/15/2019

LA-19-01: Ethics Guidance for Employees in Non-Pay Status During a Lapse in Appropriationspdf
This Legal Advisory provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist employees and ethics officials in navigating the common situations employees in non-pay status may face during a lapse. This guidance is specifically focused on gifts, crowdsourcing, and outside employment.