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The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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Type: Research and Publications
Topic(s): Presidential Transition
Tags(s): laws and regulations, White House