This website (www.politicalappointeeproject.org) combines the efforts of several related initiatives. In 2011, we began discussions with the Ernst & Young Initiative on Leadership to share the position profiles they prepared for their book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government. In 2009, the Academy assumed responsibility for the Council for Excellence in Government Prune Book Series. Updated material from the 2008 Prune Book series is presented on this website. This website builds upon the Academy’s longstanding interest and involvement in improving the presidential appointments process.
The new website has several key objectives: