(FixThisNation.com) – The Government Accountability Office has determined that 3 Biden admin officials are serving in their positions unlawfully. The problem lies in that the officials have been using the “acting” title for a longer time period than the one allowed.
According to the letter by GAO, acting general counsel at Federal Labor Relations Authority, acting director of Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women, and acting controller at the Office of Management and Budget, have all been using the “acting” title for longer than allowed.
As they have noted in the letters issued, the 3 officials have been serving in their positions since November 2021. According to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, the president is only able to name officials to hold the “acting” role for 210 days following the role becoming vacant, and 300 days following the president’s inauguration. It is possible for the acting role to be extended in cases where the permanent nomination is pending, withdrawn, or rejected.
The GAO also noted that the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the acting assistant administrator of the Bureau of Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development had both violated that same action as well. However, Government Executives said that was not the case. As explained Taw Johnson, the head of ICE, was first the “acting director” and now is a “senior official performing the duties of director.” ICE has not had a confirmed director since 2013, and instead has had eight acting directors.
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