The data accounts for approximately 800 top executive-branch positions, a portion of the roughly 1,200 positions that require Senate confirmation. The count reflects positions as of Dec. 31, 2021, and does not account for returned nominations on Jan. 3, 2022.
Data compiled by the Center for Presidential Transition from Congress.gov and The Washington Post
and Partnership for Public Service Biden Political Appointee Tracker. The tracker includes all full-time, civilian positions in the executive branch that require Senate confirmation except for judges, marshals and U.S. attorneys.
*An earlier version of the report stated there were 175 key Senate-confirmed positions tracked in the national security agencies as opposed to 174.
Partnership for Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition®