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Federal Workforce Snapshot: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tools and Templates

November 09, 2016

The federal workforce snapshots provide a visual look at agencies from across government. Each snapshot features charts and graphics on an agency’s workforce, customer service and the satisfaction and commitment of its employees.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointments

Priority Position Descriptions for Senate Confirmed Appointments
Tools and Templates

October 13, 2016

This document features over one hundred sample job descriptions for senior positions that are presidential appointments which are Senate confirmed (PAS).

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments

National Security infographic
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August 29, 2016

This infographic describes the national security risks of a poorly executed transition

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, appointments, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, national security, Office of Presidential Personnel

Job Descriptions for Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
Tools and Templates

August 15, 2016

Fourteen sample job descriptions for the position of agency Chief Financial Officer in federal agencies. This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management

Job Descriptions for Deputy Secretaries
Tools and Templates

August 15, 2016

Twenty sample job descriptions for the position of agency Deputy (COO). This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management

Move in day: Presidential transition teams settle in D.C.
In the News

August 01, 2016

On August 1, the federal government will officially offer assistance to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s presidential transition teams. This support signals the importance of pre-election transition planning, and will help the two candidates prepare to govern and fulfill campaign promises if elected.

Bloomberg Government

Tag(s): appointments, GSA

Christie on Trump’s plan to fire feds faster and clean out Obama’s people
In the News

July 22, 2016

“As you know from his other career, Donald likes to fire people.”

That was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) talking to the donor class in a closed-door meeting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. Christie was both recalling the reality television career of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, and projecting Trump’s attitude toward federal employees if he wins.

Washington Post

Tag(s): appointments

Trump campaign says Donald would loosen civil service laws to root out feds loyal to Obama
In the News

July 20, 2016

A key Donald Trump ally unveiled this week how the Republican nominee would reform the civil service as president, and it could dramatically change the protections federal employees currently enjoy.

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., who is heading up Trump’s transition effort, told a group of donors at a private meeting he is helping compile a list of Obama appointees in executive branch positions at risk of being converted into career employees before the administration leaves office in January. That process, known as “burrowing in,” is legal but requires oversight and approval from the Office of Personnel Management.

Government Executive

Tag(s): appointments

Presidential Appointments Vetting Guide: Precedents, Authorities, and Case Studies
Research and Publications

June 01, 2016

Collection of precedents for vetting presidential appointees.

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Tag(s): appointments, vetting

Risks and Benefits of the President Choosing Sub-Cabinet Appointees
Tools and Templates

April 28, 2016

A matrix that oulines the pros and cons of having the White House or Cabinet Secretary decide appointments.

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Tag(s): appointments, best practice

White House Nominations and Appointments
External Resource

April 26, 2016

The White Houses list of all nominations and appointments.

The White House

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, White House, historical

Questionnaire for Obama Administration Appointees
External Resource

April 06, 2016

A list of 63 questions asked to potential appointees.

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, historical

IBM Transition 2008
External Resource

April 06, 2016

IBM Transition 2008 webpage provides four articles that are tagged Prune Book.

Tag(s): appointments

Presidential Transition Guide: Cover thumbnail

Presidential Transition Guide
Research and Publications

April 01, 2016

Comprehensive guide to the activities required during the transition.

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Tag(s): appointments, ethics, policy, transition management, White House, historical

Fill Rate of Approximately 60 Priority PAS Positions
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

Chart showing the rate at which priority Senate-confirmed positions were filled during the first year of the Obama Administraiton.

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Tag(s): appointments, data, White House, historical

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