The Vetting Office examines the vetting declarations of candidates to the highest public offices in regard to their truthfulness. Persons born before 1 August 1972 have to submit information on whether they collaborated with communist security services. A false statement in this regard may result in exclusion from holding a public office for several years. The purpose of this procedure is the transparency of public life. The Office publishes four catalogues on the Internet: communist security service officers, persons investigated by Security Services before 1989, persons holding management functions during the Polish People’s Republic, and the people who currently hold the most significant public offices.