The National Commission for the Public Service. 2003. Urgent Business for America: Revitalizing the Federal Government for the 21st Century. Brookings Institution Press

Abstract: Includes recommendations for the reform of the presidential appointment process, including greater bipartisanship and reduction in the number of executive branch positions.

The Presidential Appointee Initiative: A Project of the Brookings Institution. 2003. To Make A Difference. Brookings Institution Press

Abstract: A brochure produced by the Brookings Presidential Appointee Initiative for people who might be considering seeking or accepting a presidential appointment.

The United States Commission on National Security/21st Century. 2001. Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change. The Phase III Report of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (The Hart/Rudman Report)

Abstract: Outlines reform of the presidential appointment process as part of an objective to launch a national campaign for service to the nation, raising the prestige of national service.

Voinovich, George. 2003. Update the Long-Outdated Approval Process. Roll Call

Abstract: Outlines the thrust of the Ohio senator’s new bill, S. 765, and recounts events related to attempts to reform the appointment process during the 107th Congress; underscores the need for reform of current financial reporting requirements for appointees.



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