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GAO: CBP Needs More Staff, Better Hiring Plans to Ensure Effective Enforcement

June 15, 2017


In a June 12th report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) trade enforcement efforts have been chronically hindered by a lack of performance evaluation standards and by personnel shortages in crucial positions.  Furthermore, the CBP lacks clearly-defined long term hiring practices and goals to meet these staffing needs.  

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