About the Political Appointee Project


Since its inception in 2012, the Political Appointee Project has served as a valuable resource to those with a vested interest in the Presidential appointment process. With regards to the Political Appointee website, NAPA aims to identify the most important politically appointed positions in government, retain up to date information about the most recent political appointees, serve as a repository of profiles of key management positions in government, and provide insights to new political executives on the challenge of managing in government. This website is a byproduct of NAPA’s longstanding relationship with the Ernst and Young Initiative on Leadership and is also a component of NAPA’s larger Presidential Transition 2016 initiative.

SENATE APPROVES OPM NOMINATION A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced the nomination of Beth Cobert to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee easily reported out the nomination of Cobert, who has been serving as the acting OPM director since Katherine Archuleta resigned last summer amid the massive breach of federal employee data. Cobert's nomination now heads to the full Senate for consideration. Click here for the full article from GovExec (2/10/16).

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