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2014 SOCO Advisories

  • Advisory 14-03 December 5, 2014

    Special Edition: CLARIFICATION OF APPLICATION OF JER TO MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVE
     
  • Advisory 14-02 November 12, 2014
    1. 2014 National Emergency Extended by President.
    2. Holiday Guidance.
    3. JFTR and JTR now combined.
    4. Foreign Gifts: Personal items such as watches and jewelry may not be retained for "official use".
    5. Gifts and Mementos Received at a Widely Attended Gathering.
    6. Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure Update.
    7. DoD Cannot Take Advantage of Recent OGE Exception for Service on Boards.
  • Advisory 14-01 April 18, 2014
    1. The $25,000 List and the Top 10 Defense Contractor Listing.
    2. Leader-led Values Based Training Slides Now Available.
    3. Change in the Minimum Value.
    4. Determining Reasonable Costs Under JER 3-211.a(7).
    5. Reminders of Important Ethics Dates.
    6. 1% Pay Increase Means New Thresholds.
    7. Ethics Counselor Best Practices to Help Ensure Consistency in Legal Opinions Concerning Acceptance of Gifts.
    8. The Directive Type Memorandum (DTM) 14-004, "Interim Guidance on Personal Acceptance of Gifts from Outside Sources for Combat-Related and Similar Injuries or Illnesses."