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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


Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments
In the News

April 28, 2017

"Trump has been historically slow in naming people to non-Cabinet posts requiring Senate confirmation. Overall, he's had the fewest nominations and confirmations in his first 100 days of any president in the last 40 years."

Fox News

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Trump still has a lot of positions to fill
In the News

April 28, 2017
"President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been extraordinarily newsworthy, from the ongoing investigations into Russia’s contacts with his inner circle to courts repeatedly halting his immigration-related executive orders to the missile strike on Syria. But in the midst of all the action, Trump has quietly failed to accomplish a mundane but critical task facing every new president: to appoint people to fill 4,000 job openings in the federal government."

Vice

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


100 days of Donald Trump
In the News

April 28, 2017
"VICE News Tonight takes an unfiltered look at Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, in stories told by the people who have the most to gain or lose from Trump’s administration. We spoke with people who are truly hopeful and feel validated. With people whose safety and liberty is at stake. And we talked to the insiders who understand what it’s like to work with the most powerful person in the world. After all, the first hundred days (and the next hundred, and the next hundred after that) are not about what the president says in 140 characters. What matters is the impact of his policies on people across the country and the world."

Vice News

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


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