Financial Disclosure and Ethics
Appointees are expected to be guardians of the public trust, so as a nominee, be prepared for an extensive financial and ethics screening process. The specifics of the screening process will depend on your proposed position, with senior positions requiring more public disclosure. You will be asked to provide information about your personal finances and the finances of your spouse and dependent children so that ethics officials can identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Appointees to the current administration will also be asked to sign the Biden-Harris Administration Ethics Pledge.
Familiarize yourself with the financial and ethics forms and questions, and get your answers and materials ready. One of the biggest bottlenecks involves nominees who do not submit their forms in a timely fashion – so start early!
This section includes the key forms you will need to complete, the ethics review process and top tips.Key Forms Top Tips The Ethics Review Process
FROM THE PODCAST
Leslie Kiernan on What Nominees Should Do Now
ON THE BLOG
Tips for Aspiring Political Appointees: Financial Disclosure, Taxes and Conflicts of Interest
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