Publications

Slow Nominations and Confirmations Pose a Threat to National Security

May 24, 2022

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointees,Congress,Data,National Security

Tags: national security,political appointments,Senate confirmation

Slow Nominations and Confirmations Pose a Threat to National Security

Data from the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition reveals chronic delays at nearly every step of the presidential nomination and congressional confirmation process—even for the national security positions that all stakeholders agree are essential to minimize threats during the first months of a new administration.

Leading Together

February 24, 2022

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointees

Tags: employee engagement,political appointees

Leading Together

One of the most influential elements of employee engagement is leadership, a critical issue for the federal government and its civilian employees who are led by both Senate-confirmed appointees and career executives. This exploratory analysis by the Partnership for Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition and Boston Consulting Group reviewed whether there is any difference in federal employee engagement if agency subcomponents are led by political appointees or by members of the career Senior Executive Service.

The 2020-21 Presidential Transition: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

January 20, 2022

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Tags: Center for Presidential Transition,Congress,federal agencies,Presidential Transition,Senate,White House

A new report by the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group looks back at the 2020-21 presidential transition and offers key recommendations to improve future transfers of power.

Joe Biden’s First Year in Office: Nominations and Confirmations

January 9, 2022

Publication Type: Research and Publications

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition has been tracking Senate-confirmed presidential appointments since late 2016. This year, we tracked and analyzed how President Joe Biden’s first year in office compares with the previous three presidents, examining his nominations and confirmations from Jan. 20, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Partnership for Public Service statement on nomination of leadership positions at the Office of Management and Budget

November 24, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier after President Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Shalanda Young to be the Office of Management and Budget director and Nani Coloretti to be the agency’s deputy director. “A well-functioning Office of Management and Budget with effective,...

Partnership for Public Service promotes Andrew Marshall to vice president of leadership development and welcomes Valerie Smith Boyd as director of the Center for Presidential Transition

October 15, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service announced today thatAndrew Marshall has been promoted to vice president of leadership development and Valerie Smith Boydhas joined the organization as director of the Center for Presidential Transition®. “Andrew Marshall understands that developing and retaining great leaders is essential to goodgovernance,” said James-Christian Blockwood, the Partnership’s...

Pace of confirmations: How does Biden compare with previous presidents at the August recess?

September 9, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Presidents are responsible for about 4,000 political appointments, about 1,200 of which require Senate confirmation. This paper includes a comparison of how President Joe Biden’s pace of appointments and confirmations compares with the previous three presidents at the August recess. For a detailed list of many key nominees and their statuses, see the Biden Political Appointee...

Pace of Senate confirmations: How does Biden compare with previous presidents?

August 2, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Presidents are responsible for about 4,000 political appointments, about 1,200 of which require Senate confirmation. This paper includes a comparison of how President Joe Biden’s pace of appointments and confirmations compares with the previous three presidents at the 200 days mark. For a detailed list of many key nominees and their statuses, see the Biden...

Bronaugh cleared for Senate vote to be deputy agriculture secretary

May 11, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

After nearly three months alone at the USDA, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is on the verge of being joined by a Biden appointee with sub-cabinet rank. On a voice vote with no objections, the Senate Agriculture Committee cleared Jewel Bronaugh on Monday for a floor vote to become deputy agriculture secretary.