By Ian Swanson - 03/10/09 08:17 PM EDT
The waivers ensure the two appointees can work for the administration under his executive order on ethics, which was intended to reform the revolving door between K Street and the government.
Munoz was a senior vice president for the National Council of La Raza, where she supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels. Munoz was heavily involved in the immigration battles in Congress in recent years, and is now a principal liaison to the Hispanic community for the administration.
Before joining the administration, Frye served as general counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she directed the group’s workplace fairness program. The White House blog said Frye, an expert on employment law, had worked with federal agencies as a technical expert, and had testified before Congress and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on federal enforcement of employment discrimination laws.
Obama has made about 800 appointments to the executive branch so far. The only other waiver was granted to Bill Lynn, a Defense Department appointee who worked as a lobbyist for Raytheon, the defense contractor.