The Senior Executives Association released a position paper June 19, 2012, which raises concerns about, and addresses the impact of, provisions of the STOCK Act which requires public disclosure of federal career executives’ financial disclosure reports.

Those who chose to run for Congress do so being well aware of the public scrutiny to which they will be subjected, the report states. In contrast, the over 28,000 Federal employees who file annual financial disclosure reports did not make a choice to subject their personal lives (and those of their spouses and dependents) to such invasive public scrutiny.

The association’s paper outlines 11 unintended consequences of the STOCK Act, and proposes the Act should be amended — or at least delayed to study ways to mitigate the exposure for civilian executives.