Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: TALK: Political Talk at GMU in VA as part of The Vision Series "Innocent Until Nominated: Fixing the Presidential Appointments Process" MON, Nov 5th at 7:00pm, Free

Jim Pfiffner, University
Professor, Public Policy 
The Vision Series: Innocent Until Nominated: Fixing the Presidential Appointments Process
Monday, November 5th

"For nominees, what should be an exhilarating move into governmental leadership becomes an obstacle course of financial disclosure, ethics, background investigation, and Senate Committee forms often requiring lawyers and accountants. The increasing number of political appointees (numbering thousands) along with the multiplying layers of vetting, have resulted in a process that leaves the government short of executive leadership many months into a new president's term....  Fixing the process is important to the functioning of the executive branch of government, but reforms are contentious and fraught with political roadblocks."

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Braddock Road and Route 123
4400 University Dr - Fairfax, VA
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access, likely from the Vienna metro

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