Presidential Appointee Positions
A Guide to Presidential Appointments
Prunes Online is an inventory of the toughest management and policy-making jobs in the federal government. The site provides information about the incumbent and previous office-holders for approximately 120 Presidentially appointed positions.
So, why “Prunes”? The title is a play on “The Plum Book” that Congress publishes to coincide with every Presidential election. It lists the thousands of jobs, board and commission seats that a President can fill. “Prunes” are “Plums” that are seasoned by experience and with a much thicker skin – and these jobs are among the toughest in Washington.
Prunes Online features:
- Information about the incumbent and previous office-holders for approximately 120 Presidentially appointed positions
- Survivor’s Guide for Presidential Nominees
- Useful Federal Forms
- Presidential Appointee Roadmap
- Google Yourself feature
- Inventory of “Plum” Political Jobs
- Useful links: Relevant government, nonprofit, and private sector websites
- Frequently Asked Questions section
The National Academy is grateful to the Council on Excellence in Government, which created Prunes Online with the guidance and support of Frank Weil, Founder of the Prunes Concept. When the Council closed its doors in 2009, the National Academy was excited to continue this important service.