Publications

Plum Book Dataset

January 20, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: Appointees,Appointments,Data

Every four years, just after the presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This publication contains data (as of June 30, 2012) on over...

Types of Non-Competitive Positions

January 20, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: Appointments,Data

This chart divides the more than 4,000 federal positions requiring presidential appointment into four categories: presidential appointment requiring Senate confirmation, presidential appointment without Senate confirmation, non-career senior executive service (above GS-15 level), confidential or policy-determining positions at or below GS-15 level, and non-competitive positions by statute at or below GS-15 level.