Political Appointees:

Turnover Rates in Executive Schedule Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation

GGD-94-115FS: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the turnover rates of political appointees who have been appointed to Executive Schedule (EX-PAS) positions requiring senate confirmation.

GAO found that: (1) between 1981 and 1991, the median length of appointees' service in indefinite-tenured EX-PAS positions was 2.1 years, and the turnover rate was between 2 and 3 appointees per EX-PAS position; (2) the number of turnovers for any one position varied from none to as many as seven; (3) cabinet department appointees had higher-than-average turnover rates and lower-than-average median lengths of service; (4) some agencies required significant periods of time to fill appointed positions; (5) determining the median length-of-service for appointees in EX-PAS positions would not be meaningful because there are differences in the statutorily prescribed lengths of fixed-term positions; and (6) term-limited appointees generally served longer in their positions than their indefinite-tenured counterparts.

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