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
The Senate confirmation hearings have begun for President-elect Donald Trump’s potential appointees. In addition to implementing the president-elect’s policy promises, these appointees will be responsible for managing large agencies.
Our agency snapshots lay out the complicated management challenges these appointees will inherit if confirmed.See all
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.
We are excited to announce our partnership with The Washington Post on a new appointments tracker: This first-of-its-kind tracker will follow the progress of nearly 700 of President-elect Trump’s Senate-confirmed political appointments.View the tracker
Trump’s team can learn from the private sector’s constant changes through merger and acquisition activity. Here we explain how.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
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