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OPM's guide to second-term staffing

OPM transition guide

What: The Office of Personnel Management’s “Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management” outlines how to deal with incoming and outgoing administration employees.

Why: President Barack Obama will remain in the White House for another term, but his administration will see several leadership changes at the highest levels and plenty of churn among political staff that extends deep into agencies.

This guide covers the structure and types of federal jobs, including Senior Executive Service and the various Schedule positions. For those interested in appointed positions, the book details which slots are subject to change. For managers, it explains rules for recruiting, reassigning and removing both SES and political personnel.

OPM’s book also covers ethical standards for appointees — both when they enter government service and when they leave.

Verbatim: “Presidential appointees are among the executives subject to change in a new administration. However, a former SES career appointee who was appointed by the president to a civil service position outside the SES ... is entitled by law to be reinstated.”

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