Department of Health and Human Services--Contract with Maggie Gallagher
B-304716: Sep 30, 2005
- Full Report:
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) use of appropriated funds to pay for the services of an expert consultant did not violate the applicable publicity or propaganda prohibition. Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-67, 626, 115 Stat. 514, 552 (Nov. 12, 2001). The services provided included the drafting of several brochures, a presentation to ACF managers, and the production and dissemination of an article signed by the Assistant Secretary. The contract did not violate the publicity or propaganda prohibition because the services provided were not covert, self-aggrandizing, or purely partisan.