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Every four years, just after the Presidential election, "United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions" is published. It is commonly known as the "Plum Book" and is alternately published between the House and Senate.

The Plum Book is a listing of over 8,000 civil service leadership and support positions (filled and vacant) in the Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointments, or in other words by direct appointment.

These positions include agency heads and their immediate subordinates, policy executives and advisors, and aides who report to these officials. Many positions have duties which support Administration policies and programs. The people holding these positions usually have a close and confidential relationship with the agency head or other key officials.

Positions in the Plum Book include the following:

  • Executive Schedule and salary-equivalent positions paid at the rates established for Levels I through V of the Executive Schedule.
  • Senior Executive Service "General" positions (i.e., those positions which may be filled by a career, non-career, or limited appointment)
  • 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
  • Other confidential or policy-determining 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

Are you looking for population & housing lifestyle data  that may impact where your family lives and childern attend schools?

In this collection of Population & Housing Reports, you will discover primary source data products about living arrangements for American citizens in the report about household income,  programs about childcare and education including school enrollments, historical immigrant population,  Bureau of Census reports, Population Trends Along U.S. Coasts,  historical profile of workforce employment status, health insurance coverage, and more.  Public, school, and academic libraries, researchers, municipal and state government planning committees may be interested in these official resources from the Federal Government.

From National Parks to Presidents, environment to history, law enforcement to wars, these stunning prints and wall posters from the Federal Government will delight your eyes-- and your wallet!  Suitable for decor for the home or office, these wall decor items will also be popular with teachers and librarians for classrooms and libraries. 

History of America before it was the United States, including colonial America back to pre-historic times. 

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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967

Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering
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Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering

Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering

World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations
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World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations

World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations

Deschler-Brown Precedents of the United States House of Representative, V. 16
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Deschler-Brown Precedents of the United States House of Representative, V. 16

Deschler-Brown Precedents of the United States House of Representative, V. 16

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Bk. 2, June 27 to October 11, 2000
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Bk. 2, June 27 to October 11, 2000

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Bk. 2, June 27 to October 11, 2000

United States Virgin Islands: A Guide to National Parklands in the United States Virgin Islands
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United States Virgin Islands: A Guide to National Parklands in the United States Virgin Islands

United States Virgin Islands: A Guide to National Parklands in the United States Virgin Islands

Jamestown Archeological Assessment: Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia
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Jamestown Archeological Assessment: Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia

Jamestown Archeological Assessment: Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia

United States Army in World War 2, Buying Aircraft: Material Procurement for Army Air Forces {Hardcover)
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United States Army in World War 2, Buying Aircraft: Material Procurement for Army Air Forces {Hardcover)

United States Army in World War 2, Buying Aircraft: Material Procurement for Army Air Forces {Hardcover)

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Book 1, January 1 to June 26, 2000
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Book 1, January 1 to June 26, 2000

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 2000-2001, Book 1, January 1 to June 26, 2000

United States Statutes at Large, V. 113, Pts. 1-3
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United States Statutes at Large, V. 113, Pts. 1-3

United States Statutes at Large, V. 113, Pts. 1-3

Handbook of North American Indians, V. 13, Plains, Pt. 1-2 (Two Books)
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Handbook of North American Indians, V. 13, Plains, Pt. 1-2 (Two Books)

Handbook of North American Indians, V. 13, Plains, Pt. 1-2 (Two Books)

Yellowstone: A Natural and Human History, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
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Yellowstone: A Natural and Human History, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Yellowstone: A Natural and Human History, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

United States Savings Bond Redemption Values: Series EE, Series I, Series E, and Savings Notes
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United States Savings Bond Redemption Values: Series EE, Series I, Series E, and Savings Notes

United States Savings Bond Redemption Values: Series EE, Series I, Series E, and Savings Notes

Laws Relating to Federal Procurement: (As Amended Through December 31, 2000), May 2001
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Laws Relating to Federal Procurement: (As Amended Through December 31, 2000), May 2001

Laws Relating to Federal Procurement: (As Amended Through December 31, 2000), May 2001

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 2, July 1 to December 31, 1999
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 2, July 1 to December 31, 1999

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 2, July 1 to December 31, 1999

Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1836, May 26 (Legislative Day May 25), 2001
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Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1836, May 26 (Legislative Day May 25), 2001

Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1836, May 26 (Legislative Day May 25), 2001

Federal Court Management Statistics, 2000
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Federal Court Management Statistics, 2000

Federal Court Management Statistics, 2000

Fort Vancouver: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington
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Fort Vancouver: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington

Fort Vancouver: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington

O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, Score Report
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O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, Score Report

O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, Score Report

O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, User's Guide
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O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, User's Guide

O*Net Version 3.0: Work Importance Locator, User's Guide

Senate Manual, 2001
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Senate Manual, 2001

Senate Manual, 2001

Cultural Landscape Report: Dumbarton Oaks Park, Rock Creek Park,  Pt. 1: Site History, Existing Conditions and Analysis and Evaluation
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Cultural Landscape Report: Dumbarton Oaks Park, Rock Creek Park, Pt. 1: Site History, Existing Conditions and Analysis and Evaluation

Cultural Landscape Report: Dumbarton Oaks Park, Rock Creek Park, Pt. 1: Site History, Existing Conditions and Analysis and Evaluation

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 1, January 1 to June 30, 1999
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 1, January 1 to June 30, 1999

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 1, January 1 to June 30, 1999

Omaha Beachhead (6 June-13 June 1944)
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Omaha Beachhead (6 June-13 June 1944)

Omaha Beachhead (6 June-13 June 1944)

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