National Academy of Public Administration Releases Report on STOCK Act

On March 28, 2013, in accordance with section 2 of Public Law 112-178, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) submitted an independent study on the impact of the STOCK Act to Congress and the President of the United States. The five-member Panel of Fellows that conducted the study made the following recommendation:

Congress should indefinitely suspend the online posting requirements that are due April 15, 2013, and the unrestricted access to searchable, sortable, downloadable databases, currently planned for October 2013, while continuing implementation of other requirements of the STOCK Act.

Read the NAPA report:
The STOCK Act: An Independent Review of the Impact of Providing Personally Identifiable Financial Information Online (PDF)

Posted on April 1, 2013 

Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act)

OGE monitors Congressional activity for legislation that affects the executive branch ethics program, including the STOCK Act.  The STOCK Act established significant new requirements for the Office of Government Ethics, the executive branch ethics program, ethics officials, and federal officials who file public financial disclosure reports pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act. 

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