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Plum Book Update
The 2004 edition of the United States Government Policy and Supporting
Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is now available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office.
Alternately prepared after each Presidential election by the Senate
Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Government
Reform, the Plum Book provides comprehensive information on thousands of
Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative
and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to
noncompetitive appointment, nationwide. It provides a current list of data,
which includes the following major categories of positions:
* 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;
* 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 positions at the GS-14 and above level excepted from the
competitive service by law because of the confidential or policy-determining
nature of the position duties.
The Plum Book also provides information on SES appointments. Additionally,
appendices provide information on the positions listed and the Federal
salary schedules under which they are paid.
The digital version is available on GPO Access at
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plumbook/2004/index.html. It has been made
available in its entirety, as a single PDF file. GPO has refined the 2004
Plum Book by adding bookmarks to it and optimizing it for the web. The
report is also available as a collection of smaller PDFs arranged in a
browse table based on the Plum Book's table of contents. You can download
entire chapters, or just information on individual commissions, councils,
corporations, departments, offices, etc.
Copies of the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum
Book) (S/N: 052-070-07434-5) are available for purchase from the U.S.
Government Online Bookstore at http://bookstore.gpo.gov/plumbook04.html for
In addition, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions
(Plum Book) will be distributed to Federal depository libraries under:
Class: Y 4.G 74/7:P 75/6/2004
Item #. 1016-A (paper)
Shipping list #. 2005-0049-P
Est. Shipping Date: 12/06/04
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http://gpo.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/gpo.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php. To ensure that
your question is routed to the correct area, choose the category "Federal
Depository Libraries" and the appropriate subcategory under Additional
You may also contact the GPO Customer Contact Center at (Toll-free)
866-512-1800, (DC Metropolitan Area) at 202-512-1800, Monday through Friday,
7:00 am - 9:00 pm, EST.
GPO Customer Contact Center
Michele Worthington, MLS
Content Development Specialist
Information Dissemination (Superintendent of Documents)
U.S. Government Printing Office
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Washington DC 20401
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