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Michael Astrue

Michael Astrue is a former Social Security Commissioner who has served in senior roles during four federal administrations and participated in both presidential and gubernatorial transitions.
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Here Come the New Appointees: 6 Ways to Smooth the Transition

November 4, 2016 The next wave of political appointees is almost at the gates. In just three months, roughly 3,000 of them will begin to assume their new roles. Between an onerous vetting process, controversy about past actions and statements, and a sometimes reluctant Senate (about 550 positions—way too many—require confirmation), it typically...