Public Identification of Agency Officials

Recommendation 2019-8  Public Identification of Agency Officials promotes the public availability of real-time information about high-level officials leading federal agencies. It encourages agencies to publish on their websites basic information about high-level agency leaders and identify vacant leadership positions and acting officials. It also recommends that the Office of Personnel Management regularly publish on its website a list of high-level agency leaders, as well as an archival list of former Senate-confirmed presidential appointees.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2019-8, Public Identification of Agency Officials84 Fed. Reg. 71354 (Dec. 27, 2019).

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Final Recommendation

Presidential appointees and the members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) who perform significant leadership responsibilities sit at the highest levels of federal agencies.[1] In December 2016, the federal government included 1,242 Senate-confirmed, presidentially appointed positions (PAS positions) and 472 other presidentially appointed positions (PA positions).[2] The SES included 8,156 individuals in 2016 (7,321 career SES,...

Implementation

Sections 5321-22 of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 implemented this Recommendation by requiring the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to establish and regularly update a public website containing data on government policy and supporting positions. 

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
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
Draft Recommendation - Listing Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 10182019 Administration and Management Recommendation October 11, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Listing Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 11042019 Administration and Management Recommendation November 1, 2019 Download
Draft Recommendation - Listing Agency Officials - Committee Mtg 11042019 Redline Administration and Management Recommendation November 1, 2019 Download
Draft Report - Listing Agency Officials Administration and Management Report October 10, 2019 Download
Final Report - Listing Agency Officials Administration and Management Report November 13, 2019 Download
Listing Agency Officials Committee Memorandum on SES Administration and Management Memorandum November 1, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Listing Agency Officials - Clean Administration and Management Recommendation November 20, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Listing Agency Officials - Redline Administration and Management Recommendation December 10, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation from Committee - Listing Agency Officials Administration and Management Recommendation November 12, 2019 Download
Public Identification of Agency Officials Administration and Management Recommendation December 27, 2019 Download

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