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Political appointees

Political appointees

10-year staffing trends at 30 federal agencies : fact sheet for the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment.,
  • United States -- Officials and employees -- Statistics.

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    Other titles10-year staffing trends at 30 federal agencies., Ten year staffing trends at 30 federal agencies.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination28 p.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18059972M

    The Plum Book makes it easy to compare your skills, experience, and background with whoever is currently holding that position. The Plum Book also lists every political appointment position regardless of whether it is filled or vacant, which may help you remain proactive in your search for an SES position with the federal government. For political appointees, the Plum Book plays a key role – called so because of its purple color, “but also because some of these political jobs are plum jobs,” said .

    a. Ambassadorship appointments often go to large campaign contributors. b. Presidents often consider sex, religion, and race in making Plum Book appointments. c. Most presidents seek appointees with sympathy for similar policy positions. d. Plum Book appointees are often instrumental in changing and reforming their agencies. e. Biggest secret in Washington / Mark A. Abramson and Paul R. Lawrence --Becoming an effective political executive: 7 lessons from experienced appointees / Judith E. Michaels --Getting to know you: rules of engagement for political appointees and career executives / Joseph A. Ferrara and Lynn C. Ross --Working with the Congress ; Working with.

      Michael Lewis: Many Trump Appointees Are Uninterested In The Agencies They Head Up The Moneyball author is writing a series of articles for Vanity Fair about President Trump's picks to lead.   Pursuant to our oversight authority under 5 U.S.C. Section (b) (2) and 5 CFR Section , OPM requires Federal agencies to seek our approval before selecting a political appointee for a competitive service position during a Presidential election year. OPM’s oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles and assures fair and.


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Political appointees book politics, and more. "In this impressive new book, David Lewis tells us why presidents often―but not always―rely on political appointees to staff bureaucracies. With its mixture of insightful theory, careful statistical tests, and a deep understanding of how bureaucracies work, this book represents the scientific study of bureaucracy at its finest."Cited by: Writing for recent political appointees in the US government's executive branch, Abramson and Lawrence (both affiliated with the IBM Center for The Business of Government), along with other contributors, provide advice on how most effectively serve in their posts.

(Reference and Research Book News)Format: Paperback. In terms of a "how to" for political appointees, experienced or new, there's no better guidebook than this one. It's chock full of advice appointees ignore at their peril. —Carlos Otal, managing partner, Grant Thornton Public Sector Presidential appointees arrive in Washington eager to do a good job but often unclear about how to get :   Named after the “plum positions” that politicians give to their supporters and the color of the book’s cover, the volume is currently the best source on political appointments in the federal government.

The Plum Book is published in December of every presidential election year by Congress and the Government Publishing Office. The Politics of Presidential Appointments examines in depth how and why presidents use political appointees and how their choices impact government performance — for better or worse.

One way presidents can influence the permanent bureaucracy is by filling key posts with people who are sympathetic to their policy goals.

In terms of a "how to" for political appointees, experienced or new, there's no better guidebook than this one. It's chock full of advice appointees ignore at their peril.

—Carlos Otal, managing. But now comes Peter Schweizer's new book, " Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends," which shows that the Obama administration and its cronies.

Schedule C appointees are typically changed with each new incoming presidential administration, making them the category of presidential appointments most likely to be handed out as "political favors." Salaries for Schedule C appointees range from $67, to $,   The power political authorities and their political appointees have to substantially change organizational strategy and performance is a topic worth discussing during this time of executive transition.

In fact, there is a strong consensus in both the academic and the practitioner world on such influence, a feat not often achieved. Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the "United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions" is published.

It is commonly known as the Plum Book and is alternately published between the House and Senate. GAO discussed the number and placement of career Senior Executive Service (SES), noncareer SES, and Schedule C appointees in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) the number of political appointments tends to be cyclical, with the number of appointees reaching its lowest point just after a new president takes office and reaching its highest point in the middle of a.

Trends in DoD Political Appointees. Chapter 3. The Appointment Process and Rules Governing Political Appointees. Chapter 4. Conclusion. Appendix A. An Overview of the Federal Workforce System. Appendix B. DoD PAS Position Data Sources. Appendix C.

PAS Position Titles in OSD from to Appendix D. Chronology of PAS Positions Assigned to Cited by: 4. Specifically, ndri was asked to undertake two larger tasks: (1) to collect and analyze existing DoD data on presidential appointees with Senate confirmation and on political appointees who do not require Senate confirmation; and (2) to review the literature both on the appointees and on the appointment process, focusing on the deterrents that.

Political appointees are subject to more ethics restrictions than regular executive branch employees. For purposes of this discussion, the term "political appointee" refers broadly to any employee who is appointed by the President, the Vice President, or agency head.

As used here, the term encompasses two categories of appointees. e street nw washington, dc tel () fax () Both SES and Sch edule C appointees do not require Senate confirmation. For more information about political appointees, check out the Plum Book, to which this book is an important companion publication.

Read about the Plum Book in our blog post, “A Plum Book of Political Positions”. Conclusion. The Politics of Presidential Appointments examines in depth how and why presidents use political appointees and how their choices impact government performance--for better or worse. One way presidents can influence the permanent bureaucracy is by filling key posts with people who are sympathetic to their policy by:   In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many questioned whether the large number of political appointees in the Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed to the agency's poor handling of the catastrophe, ultimately costing hundreds of lives and causing immeasurable pain and suffering/5.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prepared this Guide to the Senior Executive Service (SES) as a tool for agency managers, senior executives, and other interested employees. The guide provides general information about key features of the SES.

The SES is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the Federal. If you read this book, you know exactly what kind of person you are, namely someone who enjoys reading about politics [1].

This book is what it says it is, a book of political lists, a book lasting nearly pages, most of it highly entertaining to read/5(3).Chapter in The Book of the States, edited by The Council of State Governments, Women have significantly increased their numbers among state government officials over the past several decades.

However, despite a recent increase in the number of women governors, women’s progress, especially at the statewide elective and state legislative.greatly reduce both the number and levels of political appointees. With this paper, CPM is proud to resume a lost Brookings tradition of publishing thoughtful, provocative, and timely essays on File Size: KB.