Publications

Center for Presidential Transition gears up for 2020 election with new data on second term political appointments and new director David Marchick

November 7, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

Publication Topic: Center for Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: Appointees

2020 programming will reinforce the Center as the ‘go to’ nonpartisan source for presidential transition expertise WASHINGTON – Roughly one year from Election Day, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service launched its 2020 transition efforts for the Center for Presidential Transition – the nation’s premier source of information and resources to help presidential candidates...

Mulvaney on cusp of permanent status upgrade

March 19, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

The White House plans to drop the word “acting” from Mick Mulvaney’s title, officially making him President Donald Trump’s third chief of staff, according to four current and former senior administration officials.

Trump wanted his personal pilot to head the FAA. The critical job is still vacant amid Boeing fallout

March 13, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

As a private citizen, Donald Trump winged through the air in the trusted hands of his personal pilot, whose job it was to “make sure that everything happens seamlessly behind the scenes for Mr. Trump.” That’s how easy air travel used to be for the businessman, thanks to John Dunkin, who explained his role in...

Trump blames Senate for not approving nominees but ignores his poor record

February 8, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

In his State of the Union address, President Trump blamed the Republican-controlled Senate for foot-dragging on his political appointees. “This new era of cooperation can start with finally confirming the more than 300 highly qualified nominees who are still stuck in the Senate — some after years of waiting,” he said Tuesday. “The Senate has failed to...

Morning Shift: Presidents and Precedents

February 5, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

President Donald Trump said in a Sunday interview on CBS’s Face the Nation that he likes having “acting” agency heads rather than permanent ones confirmed by the Senate because that gives him “more flexibility.” If that’s true, then he must love the Labor Department more than he loves the Department of Homeland Security. 

‘It’s way too many’: As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned

February 4, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Build Networks of Support,Cabinet

Publication Tags: Appointees

From the Justice Department to Veterans Affairs, vast swaths of the government have top positions filled by officials serving in an acting capacity — or no one at all. More than two years into Trump’s term, the president has an acting chief of staff, attorney general, defense secretary, Office of Management and Budget director and...

Interior Department is running mainly without Senate-confirmed leaders. It just opted to keep it that way

January 30, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders,Federal workforce

Publication Tags: Appointees

WASHINGTON – At the Interior Department, more than half a dozen major divisions lack Senate-confirmed leaders. But that’s not slowing the department down: On Tuesday, Acting Secretary David Bernhardt amended a secretarial order that will allow these appointees to keep serving until the end of May, if need be.

‘Nuclear option’ might get Brashears confirmed by U.S. Senate

January 21, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

It might take the “nuclear option” to get the U.S. Senate to confirm the nomination of Texas Tech University Professor Mindy Brashears as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.

Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees

January 17, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Federal workforce

Publication Tags: Appointees

Senate Republicans at an off-campus meeting on Thursday discussed making a rules change to speed the confirmation of many of President Trump’s nominees after Democrats slowed the process during Trump’s first two years in office.