STOCK Act

  • Federal Drive interviews – September 19

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Court puts temporary hold on STOCK Act reporting requirement

    A district court judge has put a hold on the section of the STOCK Act that requires 28,000 federal executives to publish their financial information online.

  • President signs law delaying STOCK Act expansion

    President Barack Obama has signed a law delaying an expansion of the STOCK Act that would have published the financial records of thousands of top managers throughout the executive and legislative branches in an online, searchable database.

  • In Depth interviews – August 6

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • STOCK Act deterring feds from becoming senior execs, SEA says

    Congress has delayed the online financial disclosure requirement of the STOCK Act for a month. But already this provision that affects 28,000 senior members of the executive branch is deterring high-level feds from joining the ranks of senior executives, according to the Senior Executives Association.

  • Congress delays STOCK Act reporting as groups file suit

    Congress has delayed by a month parts of an insider-trading law that would have required federal employees to post financial-disclosure forms online Aug. 31. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced the measure Thursday, where it was quickly adopted by both chambers of Congress. The vote came shortly before the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on behalf of 28,0000 employees to block implementation of the STOCK Act.

  • Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

    Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees’ privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law’s requirement to disclose stock trades.

  • In Depth interviews – June 22

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Millionaires tighten (money) belts

    Members of Congress, nervous about the economy and the upcoming November elections, have volunteered to tighten their own money belts. But in the process they may have turned thousands of top-paid federal workers into identify-theft targets, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • SEA cites identity theft as unintended consequence of STOCK Act

    A law Congress passed in April to ban congressional members and federal workers from profiting on non-public information places unnecessary reporting burdens on senior executives and make them vulnerable to identity theft.