Ivanka Trump Will Officially Become a Federal Employee

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 5:36 PM ET

Ivanka Trump will become a federal employee after her plans to serve as an informal adviser with a West Wing office drew criticism.

The New York Times, which first broke the news Wednesday, reported that President Trump's daughter will have the title "Assistant to the President." Like her husband, Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to Trump, she will forego a salary.

"We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as First Daughter and in support of the President," the White House said in a statement. "Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously."

In a statement, Trump said she will follow all White House rules.

“I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," she said.

Gorelick said Trump will file the necessary financial disclosures within 30 days

The announcement comes after the First Daughter was criticized for joining the White House in an unofficial capacity. On Wednesday, two Democratic Senators sent a letter to the White House Ethics Office asking how she would comply with ethics rules given her unspecified role.

With reporting by Zeke J. Miller

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