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.
The next administration will face numerous information technology challenges, from an aging workforce to a growing number of cyber-attacks. The new leadership will have to take a critical look at the government’s information technology capabilities and make the necessary investments to help federal agencies improve internal operations and interactions with the public.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
Bloomberg / September 23, 2016
Government Affairs: Influence in Transition
The Wall Street Journal / August 25, 2016
Trump backers seek donations to fund transition process
Fox News / August 22, 2016
Power Play: Prepping for the next POTUS
The Washington Post / August 18, 2016
Trump, Clinton planning their transitions side-by-side in Washington
September 05, 2016
Experts to Discuss How the Next Administration Can Make Policy Promises Real