White House Budget Seeks 10% Increase In SEC Staff

WSJ – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would be able to add 374 new investigators, examiners, and other staffers if President Barack Obama’s budget request for close to $1.3 billion for the regulator is granted by Congress, SEC officials said Monday.

The boost for fiscal year 2011, which begins Oct. 1, would represent about a 10% increase in the SEC staff, from about 3,800 currently to just under 4,200.

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