Transition planning is necessary, because 43% Cabinet secretaries, deputy secretaries and undersecretaries during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations have left within the first six months of the second presidential term, according to new data from the Partnership for Public Service.
Out of 17 management reforms the State Department outlined to Congress last February, only one has been accomplished.
With a Defense secretary confirmed and a deputy secretary in the wings, Pentagon officials said they’ll prioritize filling the rest of DoD’s vacant political positions.
The Office of Special Counsel surprised the federal community with last week’s recommendation that White House aide Kellyanne Conway get canned.
Try and look up all of the political appointees now working in the federal government. You can’t, at least not without considerable effort. GAO’s Kris Nguyen joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to dive deeper.
Bipartisan support is growing for a proposed bill to remove barriers to federal employment for people with a criminal record.
On a the heels of Sunshine Week, a new study from the Government Accountability Office points to a variety of examples where agencies could improve compliance with their own ethics programs and shed light on basic information about executive branch political appointees.
The Office of Personnel Management has told agencies not to give political appointees a $8,000-to-10,000 pay raise originally set to go into effect Saturday. But a prior executive order provided the raise unless Congress acts, which it has not.
Four Democratic senators have introduce a bill designed to crack down on wasteful spending by political appointees.
The Office of Personnel Management is expanding the variety of political conversations that must receive its permission before a new appointment to a civil service job begins.