2611.202 Public access to guidance documents.§ 2611.202 Public access to guidance documents.
(a) Posting of guidance documents on OGE website. Guidance documents issued by OGE and in effect will be maintained on, and retrievable from, OGE's website, www.oge.gov/guidance.
(b) Guidance document portal. The guidance document portal will include a clearly visible disclaimer stating the following:
(1) Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract;
(2) To the extent that a guidance document provides an interpretation of the government ethics laws and regulations or concerns aspects of ethics program management, such provisions are controlling within the executive branch; and
(3) OGE may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance document that is not posted on OGE's website except to establish historical facts.
(c) Rescinded guidance documents. Guidance documents that are not maintained on OGE's website are considered rescinded and may not be cited, used, or relied upon except to establish historical facts.