Ready to Serve

Serving America through a presidential appointment is a great honor and responsibility.

Given the power, influence and vast resources of the federal government, both in the united states and abroad, trust in the integrity of presidential appointees and their commitment to public service is paramount. Ready to Serve is a centralized resource that guides candidates through every step of the complex political appointment process. Get an early start.

Key Steps in the Appointments Process

Each presidential administration may fill approximately 4,000 political appointment jobs to help carry out the president’s agenda.
People who fill these roles are held to high standards of integrity and undergo a rigorous vetting process.

Submit resume for position(s) with the Office of Presidential Personnel

Gather information required for vetting forms (questionnaires, background checks, financial disclosure)

Interview with the Office of Presidential Personnel or agencies and submit personal data questionnaires

With preliminary offer, submit online forms for background investigation (SF-86, SF-85) and financial disclosure (OGE Form 278e, OGE Form 450)

Respond to requests for additional information

Work with agency ethics officials to resolve financial conflicts of interest

Prepare for Senate confirmation hearings

*For Senate-confirmed positions only

Receive official appointment and take the oath of office

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How to Apply

To express interest in a political appointment, please visit Join the Biden-Harris Administration on the White House website.