Ready to Serve Webinar Series: Understanding the Vetting, Security Clearance and Ethics Processes for Political Appointments

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition is pleased to announce our Ready to Serve webinar series for aspiring political appointees potentially interested in serving in the current administration or a new administration. Join us to hear from bipartisan experts who have guided appointees through the vetting process throughout multiple administrations.


Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30
An Overview of Vetting Forms: What Aspiring Political Appointees Should Know 

Session 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7
Tips for Aspiring Political Appointees: Security Clearances and Background Investigations

Session 3: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Tips for Aspiring Political Appointees: Financial Disclosure, Taxes and Conflicts of Interest


All webinars will be held from 12 – 1:30 p.m. EDT.


  • Charles Borden, partner at Holland & Knight LLP.
  • Dianna Mullis, political law attorney and former associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
  • Robert Rizzi, partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
  • Heather Samuelson, former assistant White House counsel and former State Department White House liaison.

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