List of positions filled by presidential appointment with Senate confirmation

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Under the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution and law of the United States, certain federal positions appointed by the president of the United States require confirmation (advice and consent) of the United States Senate.

These "PAS" (Presidential Appointment needing Senate confirmation)[1] positions, as well as other types of federal government positions, are published in the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book), which is released after each United States presidential election.[2] A 2012 Congressional Research Service study estimated that approximately 1200-1400 positions require Senate confirmation.[3]

Contents

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Department of Agriculture

Independent agencies

Committee on Armed Services

Department of Defense

  • Military Officers (commissions and promotions) – Officers receive a commission assigning them to the officer corps from the President (with the consent of the Senate). Promotions of all commissioned military officers are also commissioned by the President (with the consent of the Senate).

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Department of the Air Force

Department of the Army

Department of the Navy

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Department of Energy

Independent agencies

Judicial branch

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Department of Commerce

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Transportation

Department of the Treasury

Executive Office of the President

Independent agencies

Committee on the Budget

Executive Office of the President

Office of Management and Budget

  • Director
  • Deputy Director

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Department of Commerce

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Transportation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Executive Office of the President

Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Director
  • Associate Director for Science
  • Associate Director for Technology
  • Associate Director for National Security & International Affairs
  • Associate Director for Energy & Environment

Independent agencies

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Department of Energy

Department of the Interior

Committee on Environment and Public Works

Department of Commerce

  • Assistant Secretary for Economic Development

Department of Defense

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

Department of the Interior

Department of Transportation

Executive Office of the President

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Administrator
  • Deputy Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management
  • Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation
  • Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
  • Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information
  • Assistant Administrator for International Affairs
  • Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
  • Assistant Administrator for Research and Development
  • Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  • Assistant Administrator for Water
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Inspector General

Other independent agencies

Committee on Finance

Department of Commerce

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of the Treasury

Executive Office of the President

Office of the United States Trade Representative

  • U.S. Trade Representative
  • 3 Deputy U.S. Trade Representatives
  • Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Other independent agencies

  • Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (six-year term of office)
  • Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (six-year term of office)
  • Inspector General of the Social Security Administration
  • 6 Commissioners of the United States International Trade Commission (political balance required; nine-year terms of office)
  • 2 Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (of 6 total; political balance required; four-year terms of office)
  • 2 Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance Trust Fund (of 6 total; political balance required; four-year terms of office)
  • 2 Trustees of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund, Board of Trustees (of 6 total; political balance required; four-year terms of office)
  • 6 Members of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board (five-year terms of office)
  • 3 Members of the Social Security Advisory Board (of 7 total; political balance required; six-year terms of office)

Judicial branch

Committee on Foreign Relations

Department of State

United States Mission to the United Nations

United States Agency for International Development

  • Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator — Asia and Near East
  • Assistant Administrator — Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Assistant Administrator — Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade
  • Assistant Administrator — Europe and Eurasia
  • Assistant Administrator — Global Health
  • Assistant Administrator — Latin America and Caribbean
  • Assistant Administrator — Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Assistant Administrator — Policy and Program Coordination
  • Assistant Administrator — Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Deputy Administrator
  • Inspector General

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • U.S. Executive Director two-year term of office; full-time
  • U.S. Alternate Executive Director
  • Governor
  • Alternate Governor

International Development Association

International Finance Corporation

Other independent agencies

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Department of Education

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Labor

Independent agencies

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Department of Commerce

Department of Homeland Security

Executive Office of the President

Office of Management and Budget

Independent agencies

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Committee on Indian Affairs

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of the Interior

Select Committee on Intelligence

Department of Justice

Department of State

  • Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research

Department of the Treasury

  • Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

Central Intelligence Agency

  • Director
  • General Counsel
  • Inspector General

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Committee on the Judiciary

Department of Commerce

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Justice

Executive Office of the President

Office of National Drug Control Policy

  • Director of National Drug Control Policy ("Drug Czar")
  • Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy
  • Deputy Director for Demand Reduction
  • Deputy Director for Supply Reduction
  • Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs

Independent agencies

Judicial branch

Committee on Rules and Administration

Independent agencies

Legislative branch

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business Administration

Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Department of Labor

  • Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training Service

Department of Veterans Affairs

Judicial branch

Former Senate-confirmed positions

There are a number of positions that required Senate confirmation of appointees in the past, but do not today. The Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–166), signed into law on August 10, 2012, eliminates the requirement of Senate approval for 163 positions, allowing the president alone to appoint persons to these positions:[6] Parts of the act went into effect immediately, while other parts took effect on October 9, 2012, 60 days after enactment.[6]

The act also eliminated entirely the positions of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ NLRB v. SW General, Inc., no. 15-1251 (March 21, 2017) (U.S. Supreme Court)
  2. ^ "Plum Book: About". Government Publishing Office. 
  3. ^ Plumer, Brad (16 July 2013). "Does the Senate really need to confirm 1,200 executive branch jobs?". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "List of Ambassadorial Appointments". American Foreign Service Association. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  5. ^ #113: 03-17-97 - Fy96 U.S. Attorneys' Report Shows Prosecutors Completed More Cases Against More Criminals
  6. ^ a b c Maeve P. Carey, Presidential Appointments, the Senate's Confirmation Process, and Changes Made in the 112th Congress, Congressional Research Service, Oct. 9, 2012.

External links

  • 2008 United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book)
  • Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations - Updated March 18, 2008 - Congressional Research Service
  • Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations - November 15, 2012 - Congressional Research Service
  • Presidential Appointee Initiative - Brookings Institution
  • Presidential Appoint- 3 ment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
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