White House aides told to decide whether staying in administration: report

White House aides have been given a deadline to decide whether they will stay in the administration, CNN reported on Tuesday. 

The staffers have been told they have until the end of the month to decide whether they will leave or stay in their posts until after the November midterm elections, according to the network. 

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A White House source told CBS News that the notifications could be aimed at helping chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE impose order on a number of rumored upcoming departures, allowing him to stagger the staffers leaving as he seeks replacements. 

The White House has seen an unprecedented number of departures this year, at a record 34 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal, including a number of senior staffers and advisers. 

The chief of staff is reportedly working to fill a number of vacant positions by the end of January. 

Kelly himself dropped his position as secretary of Homeland Security to replace fired chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusThe Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst Trump: Some statements about him in Mueller report are 'total bulls---' Mueller report shows how Trump aides sought to protect him and themselves MORE, who left in July shortly before former chief strategist Stephen Bannon and deputy assistant Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaConspiracy theorists keep their Ginsburg death claims alive The Memo: New revelations fuel controversy over security clearances Nine White House officials of interest in Dem security clearance probe MORE were forced out in August.