Publications

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.

I led the Biden presidential transition. Its leadership lessons can apply to any organization.

May 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Amid a global pandemic, a presidential election, and an economic crisis, Joe Biden asked me to begin planning a presidential transition that could meet the historic challenges and opportunities of the moment. Authoring the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010, I knew the challenge this would be. 

Opinion: For Biden, 44 confirmations down, only 1,156 to go

May 2, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Biden administration is winning praise because it managed to get 44 appointees through Senate confirmation and into their offices by its 100th day.

Senate Confirmation for 1,200 jobs is Holding Biden Back

May 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Within hours of his inauguration, President Joe Biden had staffed around 1,100 key federal appointments, an unprecedented  number that speaks to the excellent work of his personnel team during a difficult transition. Yet this accomplishment was only possible because the roles did not require Senate confirmation.

Congressional Witness Says Plum Book in Need of Modernization

May 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

“The American people deserve better transparency into who is serving them in the Federal government, both in political positions and top career positions. This information is currently produced once every four year… the same way it has been produced since the 1950s. And every four years, it’s outdated by the time it’s published,” James-Christian Blockwood,...