Obama was elected as President and some time later he already announced who could be the White House Chief Of Staff and that suddenly raised people’s interest in what this job is all about and how much salary does one get in this position.
The White House Chief of Staff is the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States and a senior aide to the President. The U.S. President’s Chief of Staff is a very powerful position, sometimes dubbed “The Second-Most Powerful Man in Washington”.
The current White House Chief of Staff is Joshua B. Bolten, who has served in this position since April 14, 2006.
The duties of the White House Chief of Staff vary greatly from one administration to another. However, he/she is responsible for overseeing the actions of the White House staff, managing the President’s schedule, and deciding who is allowed to meet with the President. Because of these duties, the Chief of Staff has at various times been dubbed “The Gatekeeper” and “The co-President”.
On November 5, 2008, just one day after being elected the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama named Illinois congressman and former Clinton staffer Rahm Emanuel as his choice for Chief of Staff.
Watch the video of the gentleman (Rahm Manuel) who could be the next White House Chief Of Staff –