5 CFR 2634.607 - Advice and opinions.

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§ 2634.607 Advice and opinions.

To assist employees in avoiding situations in which they might violate applicable financial disclosure laws and regulations:

(a) The Director of the Office of Government Ethics shall render formal advisory opinions and informal advisory letters on generally applicable matters, or on important matters of first impression. See also subpart C of part 2638 of this chapter. The Director shall insure that these advisory opinions and letters are compiled, published, and made available to agency ethics officials and the public. Good faith reliance on such opinions shall provide a defense to any penalty or sanction provided by this part for fact situations indistinguishable in all material aspects from those in the opinion.

(b) Designated agency ethics officials will offer advice and guidance to employees as needed, to assist them in complying with the requirements of the Act and this part on financial disclosure.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - APPENDIX
U.S. Code: Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12674

Executive Order ... 12731

Title 5 published on 2015-12-02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 2634 after this date.

  • 2017-01-24; vol. 82 # 14 - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    1. 82 FR 8131 - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act Violations
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This final rule is effective January 24, 2017. Applicability date: This final rule is applicable January 15, 2017.
      5 CFR Parts 2634 and 2636

Title 5 published on 2015-12-02.

The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 5.

For a complete list of all Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices view the Rulemaking tab.

  • 2017-01-24; vol. 82 # 14 - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    1. 82 FR 8131 - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act Violations
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This final rule is effective January 24, 2017. Applicability date: This final rule is applicable January 15, 2017.
      5 CFR Parts 2634 and 2636