DCFDW Commission on Presidential Appointments 


Public Service Referrals


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DC Federation of Democratic Women's Commission on Presidential Appointments 


Public Service Referrals

The DC Federation of Democratic Women has formed a Commission on Presidential Appointments to assist District of Columbia Democratic Women who are interested in positions in the Biden-Harris Administration. 

Our mission is to assist those who have already applied for positions through various pipelines by adding to their efforts when we submit to our contacts within the Biden-Harris Administration. 

We are interested in referring District of Columbia Democratic Women who have years of experience and expertise in their particular area of specialization. We particularly want to identify Democratic women who reflect the diversity of America with a particular emphasis on providing an entrée for African American, Latin X, Hispanic and women of color. 

We strongly advise anyone who is interested in any opportunity with the Biden Administration to familiarize  yourself with The Plum Book  (2020 edition) which can be found at the link below. 

We invite you to submit your resume for consideration to be submitted to the various US government clusters that are seeking to fill positions. 

Please keep in mind that when you submit to your resume to us, we DO NOT represent the Biden-Harris Administration nor does your submission indicate an offer of employment. 

Our goal is to serve as a clearinghouse of potential Democratic job candidates who are already in the pipeline for consideration and give them an extra push as we submit your resume under our DC Federation of Democratic Women organization. 

DCFDW Commission on Presidential Appointments

How do I submit my resume? 

Where can I found the link to submit directly to the Biden-Harris Administration? 

Every four years, after the Presidential election, the “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions,” commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This publication contains data on over 9,000 federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment (e.g., positions such as agency heads and their immediate subordinates, policy executives and advisors, and aides who report to these officials). The duties of many such positions may involve advocacy of Administration policies and programs and the incumbents usually have a close and confidential working relationship with the agency head or other key officials.

What are the categories in the Plum Book? 

Following are the major categories of positions listed:

Executive Schedule and salary-equivalent positions paid at the rates established for levels I through V of the Executive Schedule;

Senior Executive Service (SES) “General” positions;

Senior Foreign Service positions;

Schedule C positions excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director, Office of Personnel Management, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties; and

Other positions at the GS-14 and above level excepted from the competitive civil service by law because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.

How do I get more information on various appointments?

 Appendix 2 in the Plum Book has   details on SES appointments.


Appendix 3 has details on Schedule C appointments. 

Where do I find information on the federal pay schedules for Plum Book positions? 

The appendices within the Plum Book documents provide additional information on the positions listed and the federal salary schedules that determine their pay. 

The Plum Book Legend shows the codes and acronyms used in the publication.