White House Declines to Help GAO Review Appointee Ethics Disclosures

Government Executive: Citing little help from the White House, a congressional watchdog on Friday criticized a shortage of public information about precisely who is serving in presidentially appointed positions and their possible financial conflicts.

The Government Accountability Office, after examining ethics office records at the Interior Department, the Health and Human Services Department and the Small Business Administration, said in a report that, “There is no single source of publicly available, comprehensive, and timely data on appointees.”

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