Federal Vacancies Reform Act
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (Vacancies Act) establishes requirements for temporarily filling vacant positions in Executive Branch agencies that require presidential appointment and Senate confirmation. This act identifies who may temporarily serve, for how long, and what happens when no one is serving under the act and the position is vacant. GAO issues letters to the President and Congress reporting violations of the act’s time limitations and issues decisions on agency compliance with the act when requested by Congress.
Violation Letters and Decisions
Below is a listing of letters reporting violations of the act’s time limitations and decisions on agency compliance GAO has issued.