This comprehensive guide is the definitive source for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. Readers turn to Guide to the Presidency for its wealth of facts and analytical chapters that explain the structure, powers, and operations of the office and the president’s relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The work is divided into eight distinct subject areas covering every aspect of the U.S. presidency.

Chapter 28 Executive Branch Pay and Perquisites

Chapter 28 Executive Branch Pay and Perquisites

Chapter 28 Executive branch pay and perquisites

The executive branch of the federal government is staffed by more than two and a half million civilian employees (including postal service employees). At the top of the federal hierarchy sits the president. The executive branch has a quite diverse workforce—cabinet members, White House aides, national security advisers, Secret Service agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, Foreign Service officers, policy analysts, computer programmers, engineers, physicians, forest rangers, and people from hundreds of other occupations.

An important feature of the executive branch is that most of its employees are hired through the federal civil service system, which ensures that most executive branch jobs are filled on the basis of merit and that employees are ...

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