What is the Center for Presidential Transition?

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.

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Presidential Transition Resources for


INCOMING ADMINISTRATION

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OUTGOING ADMINISTRATION

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FEDERAL AGENCIES

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POLITICAL APPOINTEES

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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.

CENTER BLOG

Leadership Communication with Employees will Lead to a Smoother Presidential Transition

Political appointees are leaving or preparing to leave, and employees are wondering how their work life will change and what will happen to the programs and policies that now occupy their attention.

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Presidential Transition Guide and Timeline

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. 

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Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: Technology and Innovation in the Next Administration

In our fourth whitepaper, authors Beth Simone Noveck and Stefaan Verhulst provide a set of recommendations for how incoming leaders can use innovation as a catalyst in achieving the administration’s priorities.

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