DOI Inspector General Finds Top Biden Land Management Official Violated Ethics Pledge
- August 23, 2022
Tristan Justice, The Federalist
The Department of the Interior (DOI) inspector general’s office found a top official within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to comply with a federal ethics pledge when meeting with a former employer.
Without revealing the identity of the appointee, the inspector general’s office found the subject in question “violated paragraph 2 of the Ethics Pledge by participating in an official capacity in a meeting” with a former employer last year.
The violating employee, however, according to the inspector general’s office, was found to have met with a prior employer in a meeting that was “both personal and substantial.”
While the inspector general’s office did not disclose the identities of those involved, the independent nonprofit government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) says the circumstances of the report closely match a complaint affiliated with BLM’s Nada Culver. The inspector general’s office conducted an investigation in response to a complaint from the group in June 2021 over Culver’s supposed conduct serving as deputy director of policy and programs.