WASHINGTON - Most of President Bush's aides and top administration officials have no idea what they'll do when the next president takes over in 28 days.

Bush has now given some of them at least a little idea how they will occupy their time.

The White House yesterday announced Bush's choices of 24 people for spots on a total of 10 boards, councils and committees, and many of those getting essentially part-time jobs are people who have been prominent in his two terms in office.

For instance, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Nancy Brinker, Bush's chief of protocol and a longtime friend, are among his choices for six-year terms on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.