One of the most important things we can know about high-level officials is their detailed scheduled. Who is the head of the EPA meeting? Who’s been calling the chair of the Federal Reserve? Where has the Secretary of Education been traveling? What groups has the Attorney General been making speeches to?
Problem is, these crucial documents are almost never readily available. They’re released only due to FOIA requests, and sometimes not even then. I’ve filed requests with dozens of agencies for the daily schedules of their leaders covering the first half of 2017. I’ll be posting all the results here, as well as collecting the few calendars (usually from previous administrations) that are posted in the FOIA sections of some agencies’ websites. Keep checking back.
For an example of the important things that these calendars tell us, check out “E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home” from the NYTimes.
Council on Environmental Quality
senior officials Ted Boling and Mary Neumayr: January-June 2017
Department of the Interior
Secretary Ryan Zinke: March-July 2017
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Department of Justice
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: requested July 1, 2017
Attorney General Eric Holder: February 2009 – August 2013
Department of Labor
Secretary Alexander Acosta: January-June 2017
Department of State
Secretary Rex Tillerson: requested July 1, 2017
Secretary Hillary Clinton: January 2009 – February 2013
Department of the Treasury
Secretary Steve Mnuchin: requested July 2, 2017
Secretary Jacob Lew: February 2013 – December 2016
Secretary Timothy Geithner: January 2009 – January 2013
Secretary Henry Paulson: July 2006 – January 2009
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Communications Commission
Chair Ajit Pai: January-June 2017
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Acting Chair Cheryl LaFleur: January-June 2017
Federal Reserve Board
Chair Janet Yellen: February 2014 – August 2017
General Services Administration
Acting Administrator Timothy Horne: January-June 2017
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Director Nora D. Volkow: January-June 2017
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Acting Administrator Benjamin Friedman: January-August 2017
Office of National Drug Control Policy
3 Drug Czars: January-June 2017
Transportation Security Administration
Acting Director Huban Gowadia: January-June 2017
US Trade Representative
Pagan, Vaughn, Lighthizer: January-June 2017