Monday, April 29, 2013

The Plum Book: United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions

United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions is commonly called the Plum Book. It is published after each Presidential election. It identifies presidentially appointed positions in the federal government.

The book is published, alternately, by the United States Senate’s Committee on Governmental Affairs and the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Government Reform. Over 7,000 positions are listed. The lists include positions in the Legislative Branch, the Executive Office of the President and the Executive Branch Departments.

Types of categories listed are:
Senior Executive Service General positions; Senior Foreign Service positions; Government GS-14 and above level confidential positions and others. There are 5 appendices which include federal salary schedules and positions in the Office of the Vice-President.

There is online access to this publication starting in 1996 – 2012 in 4 years increments.
Please visit the State Library in room 341 of the State House on Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm and use our public computers to view these publications and others.