Walter Shaub’S Ethics Suggestions For The Authorities

A Little More Difficult• Grant the ethics office limited subpoena power to ensure that federal agencies and employees are honoring ethics requirements.
Under the proposal, the ethics office would not have enforcement authority, and there would be no explicit penalty for violating the standard.
Currently, only about 1,100 federal employees must negotiate ethics agreements and sign statements of compliance.
Such a requirement would prompt a negotiation between the president and the ethics office similar to those currently conducted with the president’s appointees.
• Require that federal employees, including the president, disclose business liabilities and debts in entities that they control.

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