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Please read the following and find links below to begin the application process.

One of President Bush's top priorities is to select men and women of the greatest ability and highest ethical and professional integrity to serve in policymaking and key administrative positions in his administration.

"The success of the Bush-Cheney administration will depend on the quality appointees we choose to join us to lead this nation in the years ahead. I will look for people who are willing to work hard to do what is best for America, who examine the facts and do what is right whether or not it is popular. I will look for people from across the country and from every walk of life. I welcome all who are ready for this great challenge to apply."

President George W. Bush

Presidential appointments are an ongoing effort. Some of President Bush's appointments will require Senate confirmation. These appointments are for positions throughout the federal government, for the Cabinet and subcabinet, for members of regulatory commissions, for ambassadorships, for judgeships and for members of numerous advisory boards.

The President will also make many other political appointments that do not require Senate confirmation.

This web site is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them decide whether and how to apply for a position with this administration. This on line application is the fastest and most accurate way to get your information to us.

Factors to Consider

To serve our country as a member of the Bush-Cheney administration will be both an honor and a privilege. However, government service is not for everyone. Anyone thinking about applying should be aware that:

  • The hours are long and the pace intense.
  • There is much public/press scrutiny, as you would expect in an open, democratic form of government such as ours.
  • Most applicants under serious consideration for an appointment will go through a full FBI background check in which their employment, professional, personal, travel, medical, financial, legal, military and educational histories will be reviewed and scrutinized.
  • The financial holdings and sources of income for most applicants under serious consideration must be disclosed for review for possible conflicts of interest, and any conflicts must be remedied by divestiture, the creation of special trusts, etc.
  • Most appointees’ dealings with the Federal government during and for a period of time after their service will be significantly restricted to prevent possible conflicts of interest.

The Process

Anyone wanting to apply for a non-career position in the Executive Office of the President or a Federal Department, Agency or Commission should proceed as follows:

  • Fill out the application form provided below and submit it electronically. You will be sent an email or card indicating that your application has been received. Your information will be kept on file for as long as the President is in office, and you will be considered for the position(s) or subject area(s) in which you have expressed an interest whenever openings occur.
  • If and when you are considered for a specific position, you will be asked to fill out a Personal Data Statement for White House review. At this point you will be asked about possible conflicts of interest deriving from your sources of income; all aspects of your personal and professional life, including organizations to which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given and books, articles, and editorials you may have written; legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration.
  • If the White House is further interested in your nomination, you will be asked to fill out FBI and financial disclosure forms for subsequent review and approval. To have a better understanding of the information you will be asked to provide, you can review the security clearance form for National Security Positions (SF86) and the financial disclosure form for higher level positions (SF278). You should know that most appointees are required to file financial disclosure statements annually during their service.
  • If the position for which you are being considered requires Senate confirmation, the Senate committee that reviews nominations for that position may ask you to provide additional information.

You should assume that all the information you provide during any part of this process is ultimately subject to public disclosure, if requested, per the Freedom of Information Act.

This process is very demanding of the applicant, as the jobs and appointments are demanding of those selected for them. President Bush appreciates your willingness to serve and wants to make it as easy as possible for you to pursue your interest in joining the administration.

Online Application for the Bush Administration
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Offline Application for the Bush Administration
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Contact Information for Future Reference

If you are a user with disabilities who is having trouble accessing the appointments application form, please contact the Presidential Personnel Office.

Presidential Personnel Office
The White House
Washington, DC 20502
Fax: 202-456-1121
Phone: 202-456-9713