Washington, D.C., July 08, 2021: FCW reporter Natalie Alms shares a new effort to modernize the PLUM book, a quadrennial list of presidentially appointed jobs in the federal government. Alms discusses this effort spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and folded into the Periodically Listing Updates to Management Act, or PLUM Act.
Alms quotes Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Mark Hanis, co-founder of Inclusive America (an organization that helped support and draft the bill) who respectively states: “To meet the needs of the American people, our political appointees need to reflect America” and that Currently, “there is no central location” for demographic information about appointees.”
If passed, appointees would report their race, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, gender, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and whether they are over the age of 40.
Read the full article here: House bill would add demographics to the Plum Book
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