We agree with Walt’s assessment that current ethics program ‘needs to be stronger than it is’ and we will continue to push Congress to make the changes necessary for the OGE to both investigate and enforce compliance with the ethic laws


POGO Statement: Walter Shaub Resignation as Director Ethics Office

“We want to wish Walter Shaub all the best. As Director of OGE he demonstrated a real commitment to maintaining ethics standards for our government. I hope his replacement is willing to uphold the highest ethics standards for everyone in the federal government.

POGO agrees with Walt’s assessment that current ethics program ‘needs to be stronger than it is’ and we will continue push Congress to make the changes necessary for the OGE to both investigate and enforce compliance with the ethic laws,” says POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian.

Walter Shaub

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Read more on POGO’s recent recommendations to Congress
to strengthen the Office of Government Ethics:

As federal ethics laws experts, OGE is uniquely qualified to investigate ethics complaints and should be granted express authority to do so. Such authority is a natural extension of the work the office already does, would make the agency more effective, and would improve government accountability.

Read the full letter

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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