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Commitment to Transparency

Ensure Transparency, Ethics, and Accountability

 
Overview

Treasurer Cowell recognizes that restoring public confidence in financial markets, banks and government is necessary in the successful execution of the office. Access to government meetings and documents is enshrined in the state’s constitution and is one of the pillars of a strong democracy.

Objectives

  • Institute and comply with transparent and ethical practices across the department
  • Increase accountability through performance measurement/management
  • Reduce risk of fraud and abuse in all Treasury activities, both internal to department and external
  • Strengthen board oversight of Department of State Treasurer programs
  • Increase incorporation of ethics best practices for associated boards, governments, and vendors

Additional Transparency Links

NC Open Book

Office of State Budget and Management

Lobbyist Directory

Campaign Finance Reports

The Department has put into place several policy reforms designed to increase transparency and strengthen oversight for the North Carolina Retirement Systems and the Department of State Treasurer. New policies have been developed that cover post-employment, ethics, travel, and placement agents.