Top Administration Jobs Taking Longer To Fill

Replacing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin took two tries and 117 days. From that point on, filling Cabinet-level and top White House jobs has lagged. Two key jobs – chief of staff and OMB director – have had “acting” leaders for more than 270 days.

Note: Time is measured from the day a departure is announced to the day a successor is confirmed or, in the case of chief of staff and national security adviser, starts the job in a nonacting capacity.