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 ADMINISTRATIONS

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OUTGOING ADMINISTRATIONS

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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

Pause Before You Post—Social Media and the Hatch Act

When you are a federal employee, how you choose to interact on social media, particularly during an election season, could land you on the wrong side of a law that restricts the political activity of some federal employees—the Hatch Act.

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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. 

READY TO GOVERN WHITEPAPER

“Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping Leaders Make Smart and Timely Decisions”

Our third whitepaper, “Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping Leaders Make Smart and Timely Decisions” presents insights and offers recommendations for transition teams and the next administration on establishing effective decision-making approaches, taking an enterprise view and using data-driven analytics.

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