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The Vacancies Act allows an incoming President 300 days in which to temporarily and unilaterally fill positions with “acting” officers. Recently, the Government Accountability Office found that Charlotte Dye, the General Counsel for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and two other officials in other agencies were in violation of the Vacancies Act rules. In Dye’s case, this could affect federal employees with business before the FLRA.
Dan Meyer is an attorney and Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey’s D.C office. He joined the podcast to discuss the Vacancies Act.