Posts Tagged ‘Ron Klain’

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Lots of activity in the White House hiring announcements:

Greg Craig gets the White House Counsel job.

Eric Holder will be Attorney General.

Tom Daschle will be Health and Human Services Secretary.

Phil Schiliro gets the nod for Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Valerie Jarrett will be Senior Adviser and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison.

Peter Orszag will take over the Office of Management and Budget.

Lisa Brown will be staff secretary.

Chris Lu will be cabinet secretary.

So to recap, here’s what the administration looks like so far.

President – Barack Obama
Chief of Staff – Rahm Emanuel
Vice President – Joe Biden
Chief of Staff – Ron Klain
White House Counsel – Greg Craig
Senior Adviser – David Axelrod
Senior Adviser – Valerie Jarrett
Press Secretary – Robert Gibbs
Legislative Affairs – Phil Schiliro
OMB – Peter Orszag
Cabinet Secretary – Chris Lu
Staff Secretary – Lisa Brown

HHS – Tom Daschle
Attorney General – Eric Holder

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Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, has been asked to fill the same job for Joe Biden.

And for those of you looking for jobs in the federal government, the 2008 edition of the Plum Book is now available.

Update: Politico says Klain has accepted the VP Chief of Staff job.

Update II: Al Gore not interested in any jobs in the new administration.

Update III: Competition for jobs in the new administration is pretty fierce. Check out this graph from a recent article in TIME Magazine.

The most labor-intensive phase is about to begin, as teams of Obama aides descend on more than 100 federal departments and agencies to begin poring over their operations. Meanwhile, the new Administration is looking for more than 300 Cabinet secretaries, deputies and assistant secretaries, plus upwards of 2,500 political appointees who do not require Senate confirmation. Not that there will be any lack of candidates: in the first five days after Obama’s team set up its Change.gov website, 144,000 applications poured in.