Biden administration agencies receive failing marks in key transparency metric

Andrew Kerr, Washington Examiner

The leaders of most major federal agencies failed to disclose any information about their daily schedules to the public during President Joe Biden’s first year in office, a watchdog group revealed in a report Tuesday morning.

The Biden administration’s overall failure to disclose the daily affairs of top officials, including their meetings with outside groups and individuals, hampers the public’s ability to determine whether agency leaders are serving the public’s interest and are acting within ethical boundaries, Protect the Public’s Trust reported.

“Considering all aspects, the Biden Administration’s Cabinet is largely failing to live up to their transparency goals,” the watchdog group said in its report. “Nearly every Department PPT reviewed simply does not offer the public a meaningful opportunity to hold the agency accountable in a timely manner when it comes to major policy decisions and concerns over potential misconduct.”

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