Engaging the Federal Government

Are you are planning to engage with Federal Government Officials, either by written correspondence or by visiting Washington DC, in relation to or under the auspices of Texas A&M University (not including interaction under the auspices of a professional association, etc.)?

Contacting the Office of Government Relations before engaging Federal Government Officials will not only maximize the effectiveness of your engagement, as we can work in coordination with The Texas A&M University System Office of Federal Relations in DC to develop a strategy and set up meetings if traveling to DC, but it will also ensure compliance with the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA), formerly the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) policy. Please contact us at 979-458-0282 or email GR@tamu.edu.

For your reference, links are included below about the HLOGA Policy and a HLOGA decision tree regarding interaction with Federal Government Officials. Please note that criminal penalties may be applicable to a Texas A&M University employee that “knowingly and corruptly fails to comply with any provision of the Act.” If you are unsure about interacting with Federal Government Officials, please contact our office at 979-458-0282 or email GR@tamu.edu.