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White House Liaison Office

The White House Liaison Office’s (WHLO) mission is to provide staff support to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and senior-level Department officials on policy and operational matters specifically managing the Schedule C and non-career executive personnel and USDA Federal Advisory Committees, Commissions, and Boards of the Department.

Various functions of this office include, but are not limited to, overseeing the appointment process for executive positions throughout the Department, appointments of people from outside of USDA to Department’s federal advisory committees, boards, and commissions based on the qualifications set forth in each committee’s charter or board order, preparing special reports, and managing specific projects at the request of Office of the Secretary.