Finally, a number of folks are expected to stay in the administration, at least for the beginning of the second term. They are:
- Agriculture Secretary. Tom Vilsack indicated in a recent speech that he'd be staying on, and the USDA communications director confirmed that Vilsack had accepted an offer from Obama to stay on, according to Bloomberg.
- Ambassador to the United Nations. Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration to be secretary of State in December, but she's expected to stick around in her current role.
- Attorney General. Eric Holder plans on remaining, a White House official tells National Journal.
- Council of Economic Advisers Chairman. Alan Krueger has been in the position only since November 2011, and some insiders believe he will stick around in Obama’s second term.
- Education Secretary. Arne Duncan told National Journal he plans to stay on for a second term.
- Health and Human Services Secretary. Kathleen Sebelius is expected to remain, a White House official says.
- Homeland Security Secretary. Janet Napolitano is staying on, The Hill confirms.
- Housing and Urban Development Secretary. The Wall Street Journal reports that Shaun Donovan is aboard for a second term. This fall, Donovan said he was “very, very happy with the work” he's doing.
- Veteran Affairs Secretary. Eric Shinseki is staying, according to a White House official.