A memo by a government watchdog group finds the General Services Administration's ethics program received high marks in a November 2010 study from the Office of Government Ethics. The OGE report was released one month after GSA threw the lavish Las Vegas conference that led to the firings of top officials, the resignation of Administrator Martha Johnson and a slew of congressional hearings.
The review by OGE said GSA's ethics program appeared "effectively
administered and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and
policies." In addition, OGE said GSA had developed "model practices" for
But, Cause of Action said OGE missed obvious warnings in its review of GSA's ethics program.