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Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Edition of The Plum Book Released


Every four years after the presidential election, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs or the House Committee on Government Reform releases the new edition of The Plum Book.  According to the govinfo website, this publication includes information regarding “over 7,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment, nationwide.”  The Plum Book was first published in 1952 as a way to identify presidentially appointed positions.

The 2016 Plum Book is now available on the govinfo website as a PDF file, but it is also available as a mobile website, which will allow users to filter the positions in a number of ways such as by agency, location, and appointment type. 

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