The Alliance of Latinx Leadership & Policy (ALLP) was created to bring the enormous talent of the Latinx Community into our Nation’s public service. The ALLP is working in partnership with a wide group of organizations to ensure that the Federal government looks like America and reaches deeply into all communities to provide the Federal government with the talent it requires to meet 21st Century Challenges.
A major element of our effort is our Presidential Appointments project. We have developed a Digital Plum Book (DPB) as a public service to the Latinx community. The DPB is based on the quadrennial Plum Book produced by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that is used by Administrations to identify the full, part time, and voluntary positions that are Presidential appointments.
The ALLP will utilize the DPB to pair highly talented candidates to positions contained in the Plum Book and other positions within the Federal government, including commissions and advisory panels. If you are interested in applying for a position, we encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions below before beginning the process.
For Latinos interested in a political appointment with the Biden Administration in 2021, please make sure to fill out this questionnaire and upload your resume to this Latino resume bank.
If helpful, you can reference the "plum book", which lists the positions/jobs that a president-elect and his people can appoint. Even if you have already submitted your resume in other resume banks or through other organizations, you are still encouraged to submit your resume to this resume bank.
For any questions, email: Latinoresumebank@gmail.com.
1. What is the Alliance of Latinx Leadership & Policy (ALLP)?
The Alliance of Latinx Leadership & Policy is a cross sector network of influencers and executive thought leaders which was launched in 2020. We are focused on increasing the representation of Latinx leaders at all levels of government service, including state, local, national and international. While ALLP will address challenges that historically have impacted the Latinx community, such as immigration, ALLP will cultivate, magnify and inject Latinx experts into the national dialogue on a range of topics not typically associated with the Latinx community. We seek to integrate Latinx experts such that our community assumes meaningful participation across all segments of public service and national challenges.
2. What are ALLP’s goals?
The future prosperity and security of our Nation depends upon the meaningful inclusion of our Latinx community’s cultural, economic, political and thought leaders. The ALLP expands the inclusion and participation of the Latinx community in public service by:
· Identifying the equity gaps in governmental and policy positions where greater representation from the Latinx community is needed.
· Creating a searchable database of senior level governmental positions for those seeking a career in the public sector.
· Identifying and recruiting Latinx policy/management experts through existing networks.
· Promoting the appointment and hiring of Latinx experts in equitable numbers across government.
· Encouraging the development of a Latinx leadership pipeline through the promotion of policies and programs that train the next generation of Latinx leaders to become substantive policy experts who understand how government works.
3. What is the Digital Plum Book?
The Digital Plum Book is a technology solution which supports the ALLP Civic Appointments process. ALLP has developed a number of subcommittees focused on high priority national policy areas - such as health, environment and national security -that are linked to national organizations representing the Latinx community. We are continuously searching for high quality candidates and helping promote them into senior government positions.
4. Why did you create the Digital Plum Book database?
Applying for a government job is arduous and tools like the paper copy Plumb Book and USA Jobs are difficult to use. We sought to create a technology solution to improve matching candidates with a robust description of both full-time employees Presidential Appointments, senior career officials, as well volunteer Advisory Boards and Commissions appointed by the President. The “curation” of the potential senior level positions by ALLP experts helps candidates synthesize a cross section of professional data & government criteria to return a broader range of personalized selections for applicants.
5. Who can use the Digital Plum Book?
The Digital Plum Book is available to applicants on an invitation only basis. Any U.S. citizen can apply through our website (www.LatinxPolicy.org) to be considered for positions and to utilize the database.
(Note: These FAQ’s are based in part on FAQ’s developed by our Tri-Caucus partner, the Leaders Forum (www.LeadersForum.org). We deeply appreciate Leaders Forum’s help and assistance on this and many other projects.)
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