Political Appointments 101 – Tips from an Insider


How you get considered for a political appointment in the federal government?

A new president has been elected and the transition has kicked into high gear.  You feel the call to serve your country.  But you aren’t familiar with the process and need some advice from someone who knows.  That is the purpose of this educational video presentation.

I have a unique perspective on this topic.  I have served in political appointments in three different presidential administrations, was a member of several presidential transition teams, and served on White House staff in the area responsible for recommending candidates for political appointments to the president.  The only caveat is that these are my personal views based on my experience and do not represent the views of the Trump transition or future administration.

This presentation will explore political appointments (types, number, purpose), who is responsible for making political appointments (both in the transition and administration, in the departments/agencies and the White House), the application process, and insider tips to increase your chances of being considered.

Post any questions that you may have in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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