The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

November 1, 2017

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 aims to encourage the president to fill the critical leadership positions requiring Senate confirmation ( so-called PAS positions) by limiting the amount of days someone can serve in those roles in an acting capacity. So who can fill a vacant PAS position? How long can an acting official serve? Get the answers to these questions and more in our Vacancy Act FAQs resource.

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Laws and Regulations,White House