Publications

Cabinet turnover after re-election highlights the need for 2nd-term transition planning

November 6, 2019

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Data,Second term

Cabinet turnover after re-election highlights the need for 2nd-term transition planning

Second-term presidents are faced with monumental challenges and need to be prepared for changes in critical leadership jobs. New data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition shows that the last three presidents each experienced significant Cabinet-level turnover soon after their 2nd inauguration.

The White House thinks this chart is proof that Trump’s team is better than Obama’s. It isn’t.

April 6, 2017

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Tags: Data,Donald Trump,Ethics

2012 Plum Book Dataset

December 1, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

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 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.

Personnel Practices: Career Appointments of Legislative, White House, and Political Appointees

October 19, 1995

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Appointments,Data,Historical

Pursuant to a congressional request, a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the number and patterns of career appointments to the civil service made between October 1984 and June 1994.