ABSTRACT

Vacancies Act: A Legal Overview [Updated August 1, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Background: "This report first describes the Vacancies Act's scope and operation, identifying when the Vacancies Act applies to a given office and which offices are exempt from its provisions. The report then explains who may serve as an acting officer and for how long, focusing on the limitations the Vacancies Act places on acting service. Next, the report discusses how the Vacancies Act is enforced. Finally, the report turns to evolving legal issues regarding the application of the Vacancies Act, including a discussion of how other federal laws may limit the Act's reach. Specifically, the report concludes by examining the interaction of the Vacancies Act with agency-specific statutes, the ability to delegate the duties of a vacant office, and constitutional Appointments Clause considerations."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44997
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Date:
2022-08-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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