Federal government oversight of The Gallup Organization, put in place as the consulting and polling company looked to settle allegations that it conducted business unethically, has ended early after a government official said he views Gallup as a responsible company.
Gallup entered a three-year agreement on April 19, 2013 with the Department of Homeland Security ahead of a July 2013 settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit.
On Oct. 9, 2014, less than halfway through the three-year term, the government granted Clifton’s request for an early termination of the agreement, according to a letter recently released to The World-Herald by the Federal Emergency Management Agency following a public records request. The request was made in August 2014.
“I believe that the measures you have implemented has set Gallup on a course that will make it a model company, and that the Government can view Gallup as a responsible company regarding contracts and contracts under federal grants,” wrote Michael D. Russell, senior counselor to the Homeland Security Department’s Under Secretary for Management, in the letter to Clifton.
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