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Trump’s skeletal crew
In the News

March 12, 2017

"But while Democrats did stall several Trump Cabinet picks, the vast majority of sub-Cabinet slots that require confirmation are vacant because of a personnel crisis in the Trump White House. And there are many such empty slots. Trump has named only 20 sub-Cabinet-level positions, including two who withdrew — a list that includes nominees for ambassadorships, counsel positions, and commissioners, according to a tracker from the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service."

The National Review

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


Trump still hasn’t filled hundreds and hundreds of federal jobs vital to an administration
In the News

March 12, 2017

"In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump liked to complain publicly about the deliberative pace of his Cabinet nominees’ confirmation proceedings in the Senate. But with his Cabinet now in place—now what? The answer: not a lot."

Slate

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


Trump lets key offices gather dust amid ‘slowest transition in decades’
In the News

March 12, 2017

"From the moment he was sworn in, President Trump faced a personnel crisis, starting virtually from scratch in lining up senior leaders for his administration. Seven weeks into the job, he is still hobbled by the slow start, months behnd where experts in both parties, even some inside his administration, say he should be."

The New York Times

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


Trump administration slow to name deputies
In the News

March 10, 2017

"President Donald Trump still hasn't named a number of key deputy secretaries to back up his Cabinet -- posts that experts say are essential to smooth functioning of the government. The lack of nominees for the key positions comes as Trump still needs to fill nearly 2,000 appointed positions in governments -- and as Democrats continue to slow-walk confirmations of the nominees he has named."

CNN

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


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


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