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.

DEMOCRATS EMPLOY STRATEGY TO GET THE MOST BANG FOR OBAMA NOMINATIONS President Obama, Senate Majorit Leader Harry M. Reid and other Democrats have made a concerted effort over the past two years to seat as many federal judges as possible, and they could declare victory, having confirmed the most judges in a single Congress since 1980. But this strategy - based on the political calculus that lifetime judicial appointments will have greater, longer impact than executive-branch nominees - means some federal agencies will still face serious gaps during Obama's remaining time in office. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (12/21/14).

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