Over the last thirty years, there have been numerous studies calling for major reform of the political appointment process. This section includes the major studies during that period which have examined the political appointments process and made recommendations for reform.
Some of the recommendations contained in the reports have been enacted, but many have not. This section provides a unique collection of reports to assess what additional changes are still needed in both the appointments process and the presidential transition process.
A Half-Empty Government Can't Govern: Why Everyone Wants to Fix the Appointments Process, Why it Never Happens, and How We Can Get it Done (2010)
Appointments, Vacancies and Government IT: Reforming Personnel Data Systems (2014)
To Form a Government: A Bipartisan Plan to Improve the Presidential Appointments Process (2001)
Agencies in Transition: A Report on the Views of the Members of the Federal Senior Executive Service (2009)
Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition (January 2010)