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Meet the hundreds of officials Trump has quietly installed across the government
In the News

March 08, 2017

"While President Trump has not moved to fill many jobs that require Senate confirmation, he has quietly installed hundreds of officials to serve as his eyes and ears at every major federal agency, from the Pentagon to the Department of Interior."

Pro Publica

Tag(s): agencies, transition management, White House


Trump administration still emptier than predecessors'
In the News

March 07, 2017

Hundreds of positions in President Trump's administration remain unfilled, nearly two months into his presidency. President Trump is noticeably behind the last three presidents when it comes to securing the confirmation of his cabinet and other top appointments that require Senate approval.

Gray Washington News Bureau


Why Reagan’s vaunted ‘starve the beast’ plan failed
In the News

March 07, 2017

"In his 1981 inaugural address, President Reagan famously said: "Government is not the solution to the problem; government is the problem." He promised to "curb the size and influence of the federal establishment" and followed up with a federal hiring freeze and plans to abolish two behemoth agencies: the Energy and Education departments. President Trump has taken a page from the Reagan playbook on the federal workforce."

E&E News

Tag(s): agencies, transition management, White House


Who’s minding the store at the agencies?
In the News

March 06, 2017

All presidential transitions bring uncertainty and a reshuffling of agency managers. But the Trump administration, with its focus on high-visibility Cabinet nominations, has fallen behind predecessors and the recommended schedule on naming people to the secondary positions—the deputies and undersecretaries who steer career staff and keep agencies moving forward.

Government Executive


Plenty of blame to go around on high level Trump administration vacancies
In the News

March 06, 2017

"Hiring gridlock" is one way to describe the more than 1,000 vacancies in the Trump administration. While many of these are at a much lower level, the No. 2 positions in several agencies and departments remain unfilled amidst apparent pushback within the administration.

Marketplace


Trump push to cut political appointees reveals partisan split
In the News

March 06, 2017

"With Trump's Cabinet now largely in place, Capitol Hill is bracing for an onslaught of nominees for deputy secretaries, associate administrators and other senior officials. But the president doesn't seem to be in a hurry to hire people, and the parties are split over that decision."

E&E News

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House


Trump admin has over 500 unfilled appointed positions
In the News

March 05, 2017

Insight on 'America's News HQ' about the challenges presidents face when filling vacancies.

America's News HQ

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House


Trump seems to have 'lost interest' in creating a federal government
In the News

March 04, 2017

A New York Times op-ed published on Friday painted a stark picture of President Donald Trump's fledgling administration. Trump has appointed fewer than three dozen of the top 1,000 officials needed to run the US federal government.

Business Insider


NYT Editorial Board: Trump seems to have ‘lost interest’ in creating a federal government
In the News

March 04, 2017

"A New York Times op-ed published on Friday painted a stark picture of President Donald Trump's fledgling administration. Trump has appointed fewer than three dozen of the top 1,000 officials needed to run the US federal government."

Business Insider

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House


Trump’s White House seeks new apprentices
In the News

March 04, 2017

"President Donald Trump built a career shaping on-screen apprentices. Now his administration is becoming a magnet for interns who want to be stars. Traditionally hailed as a path to public-sector employment, the White House Internship Program is drawing young applicants with media, entertainment and business bragging rights fit to serve a former reality television mogul."

Politico

Tag(s): management, vetting, White House


Home alone in the Trump administration
In the News

March 03, 2017

"Mr Trump promised a management mind-set "to make this country great again." First he needs managers."

The New York Times

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House


Trump’s team nixed ethics course for White House staff
In the News

March 02, 2017

"President Donald Trump’s team rejected a course for senior White House staff, cabinet nominees and other political appointees that would have provided training on leadership, ethics and management, according to documents obtained by POLITICO."

Politico

Tag(s): appointees, Ready to Govern, White House


Broken budget process costs taxpayers billions of dollars
In the News

March 02, 2017

"The stage is set for another difficult year, and, for every day of budget gridlock, the efficiency and effectiveness of government suffers. This is bad news for the American people, who deserve a government that spends their money wisely. But even in this dysfunctional environment, some common sense reforms can be adopted to improve congressional and agency performance and save taxpayers billions of dollars."

The Hill

Tag(s): agencies, budget, White House


Trump’s advisers push him to purge Obama appointees
In the News

March 02, 2017

"Advisers to President Donald Trump are urging him to purge the government of former President Barack Obama's political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him, amid a cascade of damaging stories that have put his nascent administration in seemingly constant crisis-control mode."

Politico

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Trump transition team spurned ethics, management training
In the News

March 02, 2017

The Trump transition team, as it shuffled personnel in the chaotic November-through-January preparations to take over the White House, backed out of contract for training the new administration’s staff and nominees on ethics and management issues pertinent to federal service, Politico reported on Wednesday.

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