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2017 Sammies finalists, career feds impress new Cabinet secretaries
In the News

May 09, 2017
"Cabinet secretaries have learned a lot about their new colleagues during the first 100 days of the Trump administration."

Federal News Radio

Tag(s): agencies, appointees


Federal employees honored for helping vets, others with innovations
In the News

May 09, 2017
"The finalists annoucement coincided with President Trump recently proclaiming May 7-13 Public Service Recognition Week. “Throughout the first 100 days, I have seen the tremendous work civil servants do to fulfill our duty to the American people,” Trump said in the proclamation."

Fox News

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Trump expected announce judicial nominees today
In the News

May 08, 2017
"After the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, President Trump is expected to announce nominees to the federal bench on Monday, a White House official confirmed, in a move to fill nearly 130 federal court vacancies."

ABC News

Tag(s): appointments, Congress, White House


Honoring public servants in uncertain times
In the News

May 08, 2017
"Following the arrival of a new administration, a federal hiring freeze that lasted three months and now the initial designs of a massive reorganization of the civilian workforce, the week-long celebration acknowledging the service provided by public sector workers comes at a time of much uncertainty. While the contribution of federal employees remains pivotal, the face and function of that workforce is undergoing a rapid transformation that has only accelerated under the Trump administration."

Federal Times

Tag(s): agencies, White House


Tillerson tells State Dept. workers to embrace agency reorg
In the News

May 04, 2017

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walked department employees through his plans to reorganize the agency on Wednesday, echoing many of the Trump administration’s talking points about its larger goal of reducing the federal workforce."

Federal News Radio

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Mallory Barg Bulman: Only 2 deputy secretaries confirmed in Trump camp
In the News

May 03, 2017
Deputy secretaries do much of the important, day-to-day work of running departments and making sure policy gets carried out. The Trump administration has a precious two deputies confirmed and that's a problem. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Federal News Radio


Appointee watch: The 100-Day Mark
In the News

May 02, 2017

"Since January, the administration has been slow to appoint people to high-level jobs at federal agencies. There are about 4,000 political appointee positions across the federal government, 1,100 of which require Senate confirmation."

Government Executive

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Too early to ‘freak out’ over federal agency funding cuts?
In the News

May 01, 2017

"Federal employees “shouldn’t be freaking out yet” over the large funding cuts that President Donald Trump wants for federal agencies—but there is cause for concern."

Bloomberg BNA

Tag(s): agencies, budget, White House


Trump administration leaving federal agencies unguarded by watchdog
In the News

April 30, 2017

"For all of President Trump's focus on cleaning up the federal government, nearly a dozen departments and offices are still operating without a permanent watchdog, and at least one is operating without even a temporary placeholder."

Washington Examiner

Tag(s): agencies, White House


Home alone
In the News

April 29, 2017

"President Trump has yet to make a designation in 84% of 556 key positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to the Political Appointee Tracker of the Partnership for Public Service:[...]"

Axios

Tag(s): transition management, White House


Energy regulator vacancies put $10 billion in pipeline projects in limbo
In the News

April 29, 2017

"A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member resigned Friday, adding to agency vacancies that already have put roughly $10 billion in natural gas pipeline projects in limbo and further highlighting President Trump’s challenges to fill appointments and get his administration fully staffed."

Fox News

Tag(s): agencies, White House


On his 100th day in office, President Trump is still running a bare-bones government
In the News

April 29, 2017

"“You can’t run everything through a single small pipe and expect to get the business of government done,” says Max Stier, the CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition, which works with both parties to think through staffing government positions."

Vox

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


The making of a legacy: First steps in the Trump era
In the News

April 28, 2017

"President Trump has presided over an extraordinary first 100 days in office marked by the aggressive use of executive power and a freewheeling leadership style, shattering the norms of the presidency and the tranditions of Washington."

New York Times

Tag(s): agencies, management, White House


Acosta confirmed as Labor Secretary
In the News

April 28, 2017

"The Senate April 27 confirmed Alexander Acosta as labor secretary, the latest chapter in what has been a slow process to name and confirm political appointees in the Trump administration."

Bloomberg BNA

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Pay attention to the man behind the curtain: Trump is no wizard of government
In the News

April 28, 2017

"As a candidate Donald Trump made numerous, grandiose promises. In his first 100 days, those campaign promises proved hard to fulfill."

CNBC

Tag(s): appointments, management, White House


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