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Paul Lawrence, principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Every career federal employee has wondered how the political appointees manage to manage.

Tags: paul lawrence , Federal Drive , Ernst & Young ,

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:47am EDT

Survivor Island: 2013

If you want to survive the next four years of service with a new political boss, there are six tips you need to know and practice. Remember he or she is temporary, but be sure you outlast the boss, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , management , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Carol Bonosaro

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:00am EST

What's next for feds?

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, discusses what the next few weeks, and the next four years, will be like for political appointees and federal workers.
January 23, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , transition plan , civil servants , presidential transition , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 06:36pm EST

Surviving a second term

Even with threats of budget cuts and sequestration, the jobs of the vast majority of career civil servants are safe, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But if you are one of Obama's 8,000 political appointees, a second term could be the end of act three for a lot of them.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , management ,

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 02:00am EST

Advice for new appointees, career feds in Obama's second term

A new round of political appointees is on the way in as President Barack Obama enters his second term in office. In order to be a successful agency leader, political appointees will have to hit the ground running in a culture of federal career employees who might have concerns about the looming leadership transition, according to Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Tom Fox , management , Katie Howard , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 03:37pm EST

Presidential appointees face long, winding road to confirmation

No matter who wins the Presidential election, non-career officials who might one day serve in either an Obama or Romney administration will face a cumbersome appointment process that is just starting to be reformed. Linda Springer, who served as the head of the Office of Personnel Management during the George W. Bush administration told In Depth with Francis Rose the onerous Senate confirmation process for political appointees has been a longstanding issue.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Springer , OPM , Ernst & Young , NAPA , James Pfiffner , Congress , Senate , management , best practices , Jack Moore , Ernst & Young , confirmation process , Anne OConnell

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:55pm EDT

Agencies must receive OPM approval to convert politicals

OPM Director John Berry reminded agency leaders that they must seek approval from his agency before placing political appointees in some jobs. The guidelines also include a ban of certain incentive awards.

Tags: SES , John Berry , OPM , workforce , Ruben Gomez , management

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:48pm EDT

The Political Appointee Timebomb Curse

All federal workers have a political appointee as their big boss. And what they say goes, until they go. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking for thousands of noncareer appointees who are on, or about to go on, life support.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , SES , Burrowing in

Monday - 03/14/2011, 04:00am EDT

How to Stay Out of Trouble

Tags: ethics , mgnt , rules

Thursday - 01/22/2009, 09:28am EST

Political Appointees: Doers and Dolts!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks about political appointees you have loved and loathed.

Tags: the who

Wednesday - 10/22/2008, 04:00am EDT
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