How the Biden Transition Team Ethics Plan Compares With the Biden Administration’s Ethics Pledge
Ethics requirements are now essential for transition teams planning for a new administration and for appointees once a president takes office. These plans assure that staff members do not personally benefit from their roles or promote agendas that create a conflict of interest.
Biden Joins the Club: Each of the Previous Five Presidents Had an Early Cabinet Nominee Withdraw
Biden is the sixth president in a row who has notched at least one unsuccessful Cabinet-level nomination by the end of their first two months in office.
Why Delays in Confirming Biden’s Cabinet Matter: Sub-Cabinet Positions Are Rarely Filled Until the Cabinet Secretary Is Confirmed
The pace of confirming Cabinet secretaries historically influences the staffing of other leadership positions such as deputy secretaries and undersecretaries.
Top Acting Officials in the Biden Administration
As President Joe Biden continues to staff his administration, he has named acting officials to fill some of the 1,200 positions that require Senate confirmation. The following is a list of acting officials named by the Biden administration for top positions at the 15 Cabinet agencies.
Nine Tips for Following Government Ethics Rules
Strict government ethics rules apply to all federal employees and can be tough to navigate. The following nine tips will help you avoid any ethics problems.
Senate Taking Longer To Confirm Biden’s Cabinet Than for Most Recent Presidents
Eight days into Joe Biden’s presidency, the Senate has confirmed only three of 15 Cabinet secretary nominees.
Follow More Than 750 Key Government Appointments with the Biden Political Appointee Tracker
The Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post launched a webpage in December to track more than 750 of President Joe Biden’s Senate-confirmed political appointments.
Most Early Cabinet Secretary Picks Get Confirmed by the Senate With Little Opposition
For Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, 71% of their initial Cabinet secretaries were confirmed by voice vote or unanimous consent.
Are You Ready to Serve in the Biden Administration?
From my experience in various positions during President Barack Obama’s administration, I gained insights into issues candidates should consider when deciding whether to pursue a political appointment. The following advice will help you decide if a presidential appointment is right for you.
The Senate Should Act Quickly on Confirmations to Fight the COVID Pandemic
Although many health-related positions were not filled quickly during the last two administrations, the Senate and Biden administration have a joint obligation to expeditiously nominate and confirm officials for these critical roles to deal with the current crisis.