Presidential transitions are big, complicated and dangerous. The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition is changing that. This first-of-its-kind Center is helping the presidential candidates and their transition teams, the outgoing administration and federal agencies navigate the transition process and ensure our next president will be ready to govern on day one.Learn More
Transition teams need tools and techniques to manage a seamless presidential hand-off. The Center conducted extensive interviews with former transition leaders, analyzed decades of academic research, collected hundreds of documents from prior transitions and assessed the effects of new legislation to create a comprehensive transition timeline, process map and resources.
This case study on Tom Daschle’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration focuses on how it might have been avoided if some critical issues had been identified and addressed early in the process.Read More
Our transition timeline is segmented into specific workstreams—for the incoming administration, the outgoing administration and current federal agency staff. We organized the work by month with specific recommendations and related tools and resources, so transition stakeholders can jumpstart their work.
For an in-depth view of the entire presidential transition process, download our Presidential Transition Guide.
During the past year, the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government held roundtable dialogues with a wide range of experts to inform the next president and the new administration’s team about critical management issues. Through these discussions and accompanying reports we have developed a management roadmap for the next administration.Read More
Vox / October 03, 2016
How the presidential transition process has evolved over time
Bloomberg Government / October 03, 2016
Navigating the presidential transition
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette / October 02, 2016
Early transition plan a must, former presidential aides say
Bloomberg / September 23, 2016
Government Affairs: Influence in Transition
October 04, 2016
Partnership for Public Service Statement on Vice Presidential Debate