Over the last thirty years, there have been numerous studies calling for major reform of the political appointment process. This section includes the major studies during that period which have examined the political appointments process and made recommendations for reform.
Some of the recommendations contained in the reports have been enacted, but many have not.  This section provides a unique collection of reports to assess what additional changes are still needed in both the appointments process and the presidential transition process. 
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Studies by Organizational Sponsor

Recent Studies

Virginia Tech Report from the Workshop on "Appointee Politics and the Implications for Government Effectives"...
The Partnership for Public Service Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition (January 2010) Twentieth Century Fund Task Force of the Presidential Appointment Process (1996) Report of the...