ABSTRACT

Legal Authority of Executive Office of the President to Require Independent Agencies to Conduct Background Checks of Noncareer SES Personnel Candidates: Memorandum for the Counsel to the President [April 30, 1998]   [open pdf - 19KB]

"You have asked whether the Office of Presidential Personnel ('Presidential Personnel') may require that so-called independent agencies ensure that candidates for noncareer Senior Executive Service ('SES') positions undergo certain reviews regarding their personal backgrounds, such as a review of Internal Revenue Service records about any tax delinquency. In particular, you have asked whether Presidential Personnel could prescribe such a rule for hiring noncareer SES personnel at the Merit Systems Protection Board. As we already have advised orally, we do not believe that any office or agency within the Executive Office of the President ('EOP'), including Presidential Personnel, may exercise that authority."

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1998-04-30
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gov/
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