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Transparency

  • Implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act

    The CFTC is committed to transparency in the rulemaking process. Information on all meetings that Chairman Gensler and Commission staff have with outside organizations regarding the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be made public. The topics of the meetings, attendees, summaries of the meetings and any materials presented to the CFTC can be found here.

    See List of External Meetings

    Our Commitment to Transparency

    The CFTC implemented new transparency efforts on September 4, 2009, when it began disaggregating the data in its weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) reports and began releasing index investment data collected from an ongoing special call on swap dealers and index traders in the futures markets. For the first time, we broke out managed money and swaps in our COT reports and released information on index investment to give the public a better view of trading activity in the futures markets.

    Data Sources

    Transparency in reporting our data has always been a priority at the CFTC. Our Market Reports page lists all of our reports released on a weekly, monthly or annual basis to provide information to industry participants and the public about the futures and options markets. We are showcasing three of our high-value datasets on www.data.gov in participation with the Open Government Directive to promote informed participation by the public and create economic opportunity.

    Updates and Activities

    Records and Reports

    Unified Agenda

    Semiannual Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions from Reginfo.gov

    • Select "Commodity Futures Trading Commission" in the “Select Agency” box and click “Submit.”
    • For background on the Unified Agenda, click on the “About the Unified Agenda” link located above the “Select Agency” box.

    Lobbying Disclosure Act

    The Lobbying Disclosure Act, Public Law 104-65 imposes disclosure and registration requirements on lobbyists who contact covered legislative and executive branch officials. It also requires that a "covered executive branch official" who is contacted by a lobbyist disclose the fact that he or she is a covered executive branch official upon the request of the person making the lobbying contact. "Covered executive branch officials" are:

    1. The President
    2. The Vice President
    3. Any officer or employee, or any other individual functioning in the capacity of such an officer or employee, in the Executive Office of the President;
    4. Any officer or employee serving in a position in level I, II, III, IV, or V of the Executive Schedule, as designated by statute or Executive order;
    5. Any member of the uniformed services whose pay grade is at or above O-7 under U.S.C. 201; and
    6. Any individual serving in a position of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character described in 5 U.S.C. 7511(b)(2)(B).

    Generally, the Act applies to Presidential appointees requiring Senate confirmation (PAS) and Schedule C employees, but does not apply to members of the SES (unless they meet the criteria in C or D, above).

    Presidential appointees requiring Senate confirmation (PAS)
    Mark Wetjen
    Acting Chairman
    Scott O’Malia
    Commissioner
    Schedule C employees
    John Riley
    Director of Legislative Affairs
    Steven Adamske
    Director of Public Affairs
    Vacant
    Public Affairs Specialist (Speechwriter)
    Shonneice Jones
    Administrative Assistant to Commissioner O’Malia
    Danielle Barrett
    Administrative Assistant to Commissioner Wetjen

     

    Social Media Sites that Connect the Government Community

    For questions or comments about the CFTC's Transparency initiatiave, please contact us.

     

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