Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority

Recommendation 2019-7  Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority offers agencies best practices for promoting greater transparency and compliance with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 when a Senate-confirmed position sits vacant. It also addresses the use of delegations of authority in response to staffing vacancies. It urges agencies to determine whether they are subject to the Vacancies Act and, if so, establish compliance processes; improve transparency by disclosing on their websites information about acting officials and delegations of authority; and provide additional support and training to agency officials responsible for Vacancies Act compliance.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2019-7, Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority84 Fed. Reg. 71,352 (Dec. 27, 2019).

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Final Recommendation

The federal government relies on both political appointees and career civil servants to operate effectively. Federal law provides for over 1,200 agency positions whose occupants must be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate (PAS positions).[1] But there are often numerous vacancies in these positions—not only at the start of every administration, but also at other times, including after initial...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority Administration and Management Recommendation December 27, 2019 Download
Committee Meeting Agenda - November 4, 2019 Administration and Management Agenda October 30, 2019 Download
Committee Meeting Agenda - October 18, 2019 Administration and Management Agenda October 9, 2019 Download
Committee Meeting Agenda - September 27, 2019 Administration and Management Agenda September 18, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Acting Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 09272019 Administration and Management Recommendation September 18, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Acting Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 10182019 Administration and Management Recommendation October 9, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Acting Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 10182019 Redline Administration and Management Recommendation October 9, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Acting Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 11042019 Administration and Management Recommendation October 30, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Acting Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 11042019 Redline Administration and Management Recommendation October 30, 2019 Download
Draft Report - Acting Agency Officials Administration and Management Report September 16, 2019 Download
Final Report - Acting Agency Officials Administration and Management Report December 1, 2019 Download
Project Outline - Acting Agency Officials Administration and Management Outline June 28, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Acting Agency Officials - Clean Administration and Management Recommendation November 20, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Acting Agency Officials - Redline Administration and Management Recommendation December 10, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation from Committee - Acting Agency Officials Administration and Management Recommendation November 12, 2019 Download

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