Senate confirmation

Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal employee disputes sit in limbo as MSPB nominees await confirmation

Appeals to MSPB have fallen to the wayside as the board has operated without the appointees needed to run its quorum.

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Robert Santos

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate confirms Ahuja as first permanent OPM director in more than a year

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Joe Biden

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden’s homeland security chief

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Donald Trump Greg Abbott

At some agencies, acting leadership often outlasted permanent appointees over last 4 years

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens as Janet Yellen, who Biden nominated to serve as Secretary of the Treasury, speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

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The Oval Office of the White House is newly redecorated for the first day of President Joe Biden's administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

What it’s like for newly appointed employees

For one view of what the heck goes on those first few days and weeks, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the CEO of the Partnership for Public Service,…

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Capitol has to get back to business

With a look ahead, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Jeff Neal

Staffing a new administration? Worry about Senate-confirmed jobs later

Four years ago, commentator Jeff Neal suggested whoever won the election should focus not just on the top-level jobs, but also to look to the jobs in the middle of organizations as a way to jump-start the administration’s work.

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