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Prominent Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have served in federal government 
As we celebrate Asian and Pacific Heritage Month, it’s crucial to recognize the significant contributions made by Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans to our federal government.
May 09, 2024
Taking stock of the vacancy crisis across cabinet departments
Beyond confirmation times, presidents during the last 40 years have seen fewer and fewer of their nominees confirmed by the Senate. Through year three, Presidents Donald Trump and Biden each had approximately 150 fewer nominees confirmed compared to President Barack Obama and 250 to 300 fewer nominees confirmed compared to Presidents H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Political Appointment / Presidential Transition
April 25, 2024
What is the White House Transition Coordinating Council?
The White House Transition Coordinating Council stands as a cornerstone for the seamless transfer of power between presidential administrations. It serves as a central coordinating body to oversee transition efforts, providing resources, information and expertise to a potential incoming administration.
Presidential Transition
April 11, 2024
Catch 2024: Advice for political appointees on navigating an election year
Keep satellites in orbit! Keep the lead out of the drinking water! Keep your cool, even though you have no idea, as a political appointee, whether you will have a job next year. This is the dilemma appointees face in an election year.
Political Appointment
March 28, 2024
Positions in the federal government never held by women
As we celebrate Women’s History Month both in the U.S. and worldwide, it’s a good time to examine the contributions women have made in the federal government.
Political Appointment / Presidential Transition
March 13, 2024
Are you Ready to Serve as a political appointee?
The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition helps aspiring appointees by providing a wealth of information through our nonpartisan Ready to Serve® centralized online resource.  
Ready to Serve
February 28, 2024