The Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process examines the serious problems facing a vital government function in:
The Federal Appointments Process: The Problem and Our Proposed Solutions
Diplomacy, domestic crises, war, and the ever present threat of terrorism—do not wait for new Presidents to put their teams into place. Nevertheless, transitions have become increasingly lengthy and inefficient. Vacancies in key positions are rampant in the first year of an administration as important offices wait months for nominees to be confirmed and placed into office. Simply put, it takes far too long for a new President to be able to fully grasp the reins of government.
We invite you to explore these and our other findings and guidelines located under the Fixing the Appointments Process headline above.
This is an important effort. The public deserves a functioning government. Reform is necessary and the time to act is now.
The Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process held a public discussion highlighting the importance of reform in light of the upcoming elections this November.
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