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Vacancies abound in crucial US posts

Obama vetting policy slows appointments

So far, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, with the president, has had to rely on holdovers from the Bush administration because nominations for senior posts at Treasury and other agencies have slowed due to tighter vetting. So far, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, with the president, has had to rely on holdovers from the Bush administration because nominations for senior posts at Treasury and other agencies have slowed due to tighter vetting. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
By Farah Stockman and Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / February 27, 2009

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WASHINGTON - As President Obama rolls out one of the most ambitious agendas in US history, federal agencies are struggling to administer hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of new projects and to enact sweeping policy changes with a mere handful of senior staff members in place, in part due to an increasingly tough vetting policy initiated by Obama himself. (Full article: 1579 words)

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