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Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries
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March 08, 2017

The guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries is designed to support a secretary lead effectively from their first day.

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Tag(s): agency landing teams, appointees, best practice, management


Secretary Hillary Clinton’s calendar during the first few months of the Obama administration
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January 11, 2017

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Secretary Clinton during her first few months in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the secretary’s calendar are not released publicly.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, management, historical


Attorney General Eric Holder’s calendar during the first few weeks of the Obama administration
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January 11, 2017

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Attorney General Holder during his first few weeks in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the attorney general’s calendar are not released publicly.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, management, historical


Secretary Jack Lew’s calendar during the first few months of his term
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January 11, 2017

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Secretary Lew during his first few months in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the secretary’s calendar are not released publicly.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, management, historical


Priority Position Descriptions for Senate Confirmed Appointments
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October 13, 2016

This document features over one hundred sample job descriptions for senior positions that are presidential appointments which are Senate confirmed (PAS).

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments


Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters
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September 30, 2016

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2016 Presidential Transition Guide assists agencies and the incoming administration during transition.

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, laws and regulations, Office of Personnel Management


National Security infographic
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August 29, 2016

This infographic describes the national security risks of a poorly executed transition

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, appointments, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, national security, Office of Presidential Personnel


Job Descriptions for Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
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August 15, 2016

Fourteen sample job descriptions for the position of agency Chief Financial Officer in federal agencies. This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management


Job Descriptions for Deputy Secretaries
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August 15, 2016

Twenty sample job descriptions for the position of agency Deputy (COO). This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management


Elements of FBI Suitability Background Investigations
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January 20, 2016

Breakdown of the parts comprising an FBI background check.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, FBI, security clearance


Plum Book Dataset
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January 20, 2016

The Plum Book is published by Congress and is used to identify presidentially appointed positions within the federal government.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, data


Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries
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January 11, 2016

The guide for incoming cabinet secretaries is designed to support a secretary lead effectively from their first day.

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Tag(s): agency landing teams, appointees, best practice, management


Candidate Vetting Checklist
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November 01, 2015

A checklist of potential flags for candidates considered for appointment to the executive branch.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, vetting


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