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As Trump faces overseas challenges, US diplomatic posts remain unfilled
In the News

April 27, 2017

"With U.S. President Donald Trump facing challenges overseas in Syria and North Korea, as well as growing tensions with Russia, the public face of his his administration remains largely unknown, with hundreds of top U.S. diplomatic positions still unfilled."

VOA News

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


Trump has 99 problems, but Democratic obstruction isn’t one of them
In the News

April 26, 2017

"White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the other day and complained bitterly about congressional Democrats standing in the way of Donald Trump’s qualified nominees for administrative posts."

MSNBC

Tag(s): Congress, management, White House


Donald Trump’s first 100 days: The worst on record
In the News

April 26, 2017

"Franklin D. Roosevelt invented the idea of a president's first 100 days. Roosevelt was actually referring to the first 100 days of a special Congressional session to fight the Great Depression, as Robert Speel of Penn State notes. But the idea soon came to mean the 100 days that start on Jan. 20 and that, for President Trump, will end on Saturday."

The New York Times

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Trump at the 100-day mark: stable support but few achievements
In the News

April 26, 2017

"As his first 100 days in office draw to a close on Saturday, President Trump cannot claim many solid accomplishments, but does have one big one: He has held onto the support of the voters who put him in the White House."

LA Times

Tag(s): agencies, management, White House


As deadline nears few agencies have the regulatory czars Trump requested
In the News

April 26, 2017

"CNBC reached out to 20 government agencies to inquire about the status of the regulatory reform appointment and the progress of the corresponding task force. Just a handful of agencies responded with the names of their appointees."

CNBC

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Trump drags feet on political appointees, lags behind predecessors
In the News

April 26, 2017

"Compared with his recent predecessors and with little time until his 100th day on Saturday, Trump lags behind their century totals in filling the high-level government positions that are necessary to set agency policies. Given his policies, it’s tempting to say that’s a good thing. But politicos provide the direction and guidance needed to get work done. Even an administration with harmful policies needs its people in place for government to work as it should.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Slow pace of Trump nominations leaves Cabinet agencies ‘stuck’ in staffing limbo
In the News

April 25, 2017
"The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, the president has advanced just 37 nominees, according to data tracked by The Washington Post and the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. These posts include the deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, chief financial officers, ambassadors, general counsels, and heads of smaller agencies who run the government day-to-day."

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Trump’s next 1,361 days
In the News

April 25, 2017
"Donald Trump is not wrong: Judging a presidency on its first 100 days is an inherently ridiculous exercise. There is, however, a less ridiculous way to assess Trump’s first few months, and he does not fare well."

Bloomeberg View

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


Trump’s biggest unfilled jobs
In the News

April 25, 2017
"Heading into the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, the leader who promised to overhaul American tax policy hasn't named anyone to fill the top tax job in Washington. After promising a shake up of government hiring, he still has an empty slot for Washington's head of personnel. And as he takes on a rollback of Barack Obama's regulatory state, he hasn't submitted his nomination for the nation's regulatory czar."

Politico

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Appointee watch: several steps forward, one step back
In the News

April 25, 2017
"As President Trump continues to roll out nominations to key administration posts, he received a setback in the form of an appointee’s withdrawal. Todd Ricketts, who was chosen last November to serve as deputy secretary in the Commerce Department, removed himself from consideration due to difficulty disentangling himself from his business interests, the Chicago Sun Times reported last week."

Government Executive

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, White House


Trump chief of staff blames Democrats for record-slow hiring pace
In the News

April 25, 2017
"With the media spotlight shining on President Trump’s first 100 days, the White House chief of staff on Sunday pointed a finger at Senate Democrats for what good government groups say is this administration’s record-setting slow pace in nominating people to the most vital agency jobs. In a testy exchange with moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reince Priebus was asked to explain why the White House personnel office has made only 45 key nominations, only 22 of which have been confirmed."

Government Executive

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Help wanted: Trump administration still has hundreds of jobs to fill
In the News

April 24, 2017

"Despite an ambitious agenda, the Trump administration is wrapping up its first 100 days with a long list of campaign promises to work on — and an even longer list of positions that remain empty. Nearly three months into Trump's term, two of his nominees, Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta and Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, have yet to be confirmed. The delays are far longer than for any of the last six administrations."

CNBC

Tag(s): agencies, appointments, White House


Who’s running the government? Trump has yet to fill 85% of key executive branch positions
In the News

April 24, 2017

"Nearly 100 days into his term, President Donald Trump hasn't nominated anyone for 85% of key executive branch positions that require Senate confirmation. Of the 554 positions requiring confirmation, as of Saturday, 473 have no nominee, 35 have been announced but not formally nominated, 24 have been nominated, and just 22 have been confirmed thus far, according to a database put together by the Washington Post and the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service."

Business Insider

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


Trump prepares executive order spree in dash to 100-day mark
In the News

April 24, 2017
"Before Saturday’s deadline, Trump plans to sign at least four executive orders -- including one aimed at easing regulations on offshore oil and gas exploration and another to protect whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, under a microscope for failing to provide adequate patient care."

Fox News

Tag(s): White House


USA TODAY roundtable: Advice for Trump? Take a deep breath
In the News

April 24, 2017
"USA TODAY's Capital Download convened a roundtable of White House veterans and scholars Monday to assess President Trump's first 100 days — a milestone he reaches Saturday — and to put his successes and setbacks in perspective. Below are excerpts from that conversation, moderated by Washington Bureau chief Susan Page. Participants were Sara Fagen, former White House political director for President George W. Bush; Ronald Klain, former chief of staff for vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden; Max Stier, president and CEO of the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service; and Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. Comments have been edited for length and clarity. See the full discussion on USA TODAY's Facebook page."

USA Today

Tag(s): Partnership for Public Service, transition management, White House


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