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Aspen Institute Commission to Reform Federal Appointments Process Whitepaper
External Resource

March 23, 2012

The Aspen Institutes Commission to Reform the Presidential Appointments Process discusses the problems with the federal appointments process, why it needs to be fixed and how to fix it.

The Aspen Institute

Tag(s): appointees, appointments


Max Stier’s testimony on Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs “Eliminating the Bottlenecks: Streamlining the Nominations Process”
External Resource

March 02, 2011

Max Stier tesifies on Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Tag(s): appointments, Congress


Secretary Hillary Clinton’s calendar during the first few months of the Obama administration
Tools and Templates

August 31, 2009

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Secretary Clinton during her first few months in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the secretary’s calendar are not released publicly.

Department of State

Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, management, historical


Attorney General Eric Holder’s calendar during the first few weeks of the Obama administration
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February 28, 2009

 

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Attorney General Holder during his first few weeks in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the attorney general’s calendar are not released publicly.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, management, historical


Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Justice and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Regarding the 2008 Presidential Transition Clearance Adjudication Plan
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October 01, 2008

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the campaign of Barack Obama and the Department of Justice outlining the process to provide security clearances for incoming staff.

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Tag(s): appointments, FBI, security clearance, transition management, historical


Proposals to Reform the Presidential Appointments Process
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April 10, 2008

Memorandum recommending reforms to the appointments process.

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Tag(s): appointments, Partnership for Public Service, historical


Public Law 108-458
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December 17, 2004

Portion of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.

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Tag(s): appointments, laws and regulations, security clearance


Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From October 1998 Through June 2000
External Resource

September 18, 2000

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on reviewing the appointment of political appointees to career positions in the executive branch.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data, historical


Confirmation of Political Appointees: Eliciting Nominees’ Views on Leadership and Management Issues
External Resource

September 06, 2000

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on suggested questions to assist the Senate in its constitutional role of confirming nominees, to help ensure that future political appointees have the requisite skills to be results-oriented leaders and managers.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, enterprise government, management, historical


Career Appointments of Political Appointees
External Resource

September 29, 1999

Pursuant to a congressional request, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) clarified when it is appropriate for a political appointee to receive a career position in the federal government.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, historical


Personnel Practices: Career Appointments of Legislative, White House, and Political Appointees
External Resource

October 19, 1995

Pursuant to a congressional request, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the number and patterns of career appointments to the civil service made between October 1984 and June 1994.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data, historical


Political Appointees: Turnover Rates in Executive Schedule Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation
External Resource

June 02, 1994

The General Accountability Office (GAO) obtained information on the periods of service for persons appointed by the president to federal executive schedule positions with the advice and consent of the Senate during a recent 10-year period.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, historical


Political Appointees: 10 Year Staffing Trends at 30 Federal Agencies
External Resource

June 01, 1993

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined historical trends in the employment of non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) and Schedule C appointees and full-time permanent (FTP) employees at the 30 federal agencies with the largest number of political appointees as of December 31, 1991.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data, historical


Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From January through November 1992
External Resource

February 24, 1993

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewing the conversion of appointees in non-career political positions to career appointments.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data, historical


Political Appointees: Selected Appointees’ Views of Their Federal Work Environment
External Resource

December 28, 1992

GAO surveyed the views of Senate-confirmed presidential appointees (PAS) to provide a better understanding of areas relevant to their federal service.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data, historical


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