While the first bit is common practice throughout the entire work world now, something makes me think President-Elect Obama's vetting process might be a tad more scrutinous.
Check out this NYT article outlining the changes Obama has made to the Presidential hiring process. (login required).
My personal favorite?
Under “Domestic Help,” the questionnaire asks the immigration status of applicants’ housekeepers, nannies, chauffeurs and yard-workers, and whether applicants have paid the required taxes for household employees.Welcome to the new age of politics. I'm so glad that my help is all documented and accounted for.