Tips & Resources

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Since 1992, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has come together on a quadrennial basis to present a platform on the major issues facing the Latino community and the nation as a whole. This platform is the product of deliberations by 26 of the leading national and regional Hispanic organizations that comprise the diverse membership of the NHLA. The Hispanic community is larger and more diverse than ever, numbering close to 50 million persons and making up over 16% of the combined population of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States territories ...more

The Prune Book - The 2008 Prune Book describes the toughest management and policymaking jobs in Washington and the skills needed to tackle them. It is the eighth such guide in the series published by the nonpartisan Council for Excellence in Government, which recently marked its 25th anniversary of bringing leaders of business and government together in a common space to pursue excellence in doing the people’s business ...more

U.S. Government Manual - As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees ...more

CELINA: Campaign to Ensure Latina Inclusion in the Next Administration - To ensure the new administration recognizes Latinas’ leadership, influence and impact, the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) launched CELINA: Campaign to Ensure Latina Inclusion in the New Administration. NHLI will play a strong advocacy role to make certain that highly qualified Latinas are adequately represented among the lists of candidates for consideration ...more

NALEO Educational Fund Releases the 2008 NALEO Presidential Appointment Primer - As new leadership prepares to enter the White House, its highest-level appointments must reflect the significant Latino presence in America today. As part of the NALEO Educational Fund’s efforts to ensure that qualified Latinos are appointed to top federal positions in President-elect Obama’s administration, we are today releasing the 2008 NALEO Presidential Appointment Primer. The Primer provides general information about the Presidential appointment process, the positions that are available and how to secure a post in the new administration. The Primer also discusses the NALEO Educational Fund’s advocacy work on Presidential appointment issues ...more


Washington Post Head Count - Tracking Obama's Appointees.