Administration and Management

This project explores agencies’ practices under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 and other statutes, looking at the use of acting officials and of delegations of authority during periods in which a Senate-confirmed position sits vacant. Among other things, it examines how agencies design systems for succession planning, assign appropriate titles, and communicate relevant information to the public.

This project seeks to promote the availability of real-time information related to the identities and terms of high-level officials at federal agencies.