Publications

PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF DALE CABANISS AS DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

September 11, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent,Modernize Management Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2019                                          CONTACT: Onamé Thompson 202-775-9111 WASHINGTON – Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Dale Cabaniss as the director of the Office of Personnel Management:  “Our federal government faces many critical workforce challenges – from recruiting a new generation to serve to improving...

Who are all the political appointees in Donald Trump’s administration

April 1, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Who are all the political appointees in President Trump’s administration?No one knows because a Government Accountability Office report says that “there is no single source of data on political appointees serving in the executive branch that is publicly available, comprehensive, and timely” for Trump’s and at least the previous two administrations.

McConnell moves to change Senate rules to speed up confirmation of Trump nominees

March 28, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is setting up a major fight in the Senate next week over the chamber’s rules, as Republicans plan to deploy a controversial procedural maneuver to speed up consideration of hundreds of lower-level Trump administration nominees. 

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...

Most stakeholders say they’re optimistic about Trump’s new OPM pick

March 5, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders

In the 24 hours since the White House announced that President Trump would nominate former Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairwoman Dale Cabaniss to lead the Office of Personnel Management, the response from stakeholders and observers has been mixed, although few outright oppose the choice.

How executive vacancies hinder IT modernization and cybersecurity

February 25, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Develop Strong Leaders,Modernize Management Systems

A record number of high-ranking federal positions are vacant in the Trump administration, and this will hamper IT modernization efforts and heighten cybersecurity risks. According to a recent report by the Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service, by early February 2019, only 54 percent of the civil service positions that require Senate confirmations had been filled,...

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.