Political Appointee Tracker

Political Appointee Tracker

The Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post track nominees for roughly 800 critical leadership roles. 

Launched in 2016, our Political Appointee Tracker has been following roughly 800 of the 1,200 political appointed positions that require Senate confirmation, including Cabinet secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsels and ambassadors.

The tracker provides the most comprehensive data and analysis about the political appointments process and has played a key role in providing the public with up-to-date information about the nomination and confirmation status of nominees for critical government roles. The information also provides historical comparisons to the previous administration and illustrations of the data that reveal confirmation and nomination trends.

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