Senate confirmation

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate confirmation process lags as leadership vacancies remain

Biden’s nominees requiring Senate confirmation take 127 days, on average, to get through the process, the Partnership for Public Service said.

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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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Jeff Neal

OPM needs a permanent director now

OPM has been without a permanent leader since President Donald Trump’s last OPM director resigned in March 2019 after only six months on the job.

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Joe Biden

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden’s homeland security chief

The Senate has confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as President Joe Biden’s homeland security secretary

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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

The Trump administration left open more non-competitive positions near the end of its four years in office compared to the two previous terms. Some of those vacancies persisted, with the tenure of acting leadership outlasting that of permanent appointees at several key positions.

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