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2008 SOCO Advisories

  • Advisory 08-08 November 24, 2008
    1. 2008 Holiday Guidance for Federal Personnel.
    2. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Issues Opinion Concerning Displaying of Campaign Paraphernalia After the Election.
    3. Blanket Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) Determinations Will No Longer Be Made by SOCO.
    4. Updated Top 100 DoD Contractors and Contactors with Contracts Exceeding $25,000.
  • Advisory 08-07 September 25, 2008
    Special Edition: 2008 DoD Annual Ethics Training now available online.
  • Advisory 08-06 August 28, 2008
    1. Updated Guidance: Gifts to Service Members and Their Families From Non-Federal Sources.
    2. Army Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty to Involvement in $9 Million Procurement Scandal.
    3. Postal Service Case Addresses Improper Use of a Government Credit Card.
    4. Employee,s Removal for Violation of the Hatch Act Is Ordered by the MSPB.
    5. Former Department of Interior Official Pleads Guilty to Conflicts of Interest Charge.
  • Advisory 08-05 July 3, 2008
    Special Edition: Application of the Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) Gift Exception to Invitations to Play Golf or Attend Sporting, Recreational or Entertainment Events
  • Advisory 08-04 June 12, 2008
    1. Reminders on Political Activity.
    2. Post-Employment: Section 847 Update.
    3. Court of Claims Interprets 18 U.S.C. 207.
  • Advisory 08-03 April 28, 2008
    Special Edition: Guidance on Application of Statutory Requirement for Written Post Employment Advisory Letters
  • Advisory 08-02 February 22, 2008
    1. Model Post-Government Service Employment Advice Log.
    2. Reserve Officer Post-Government Employment Matrix.
    3. FY 2007 DoD Contractor List.
    4. Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act "minimum value" confirmed at $335.
  • Advisory 08-01 January 15, 2008
    1. Welcome New DoD SOCO Chief.
    2. New Pay, New Thresholds.
    3. New "Minimal Value" Threshold.
    4. Restriction on "Regulatory Agency" 31 USC §1353 Gift of Travel Acceptance NOT Applicable to Department of Defense.
    5. File Those Training Plans.