January 20, 2016
Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service
David Eagles, Director, Center for Presidential Transition
Americans expect that the nation’s newly elected president will hit the ground running, but the transition of power and knowledge from one president to another has traditionally been rushed and chaotic, resulting in delays in filling key jobs, policy blunders and management missteps. A lack of thorough preparation could put the nation in jeopardy and seriously impede the progress of a new administration.
That’s why we’re here. At the Partnership for Public Service, we’re dedicated to good governance. Working to ensure a safe and smooth transfer of power and helping the new administration prepare to govern from day one means a more efficient, secure government. We’ve launched the Center for Presidential Transition to create a permanent home for the massive amount of information transition teams, agencies and the outgoing administration have traditionally scrambled to find each election cycle.
The Center serves as a permanent home for knowledge on presidential transition. We’ve amassed an unprecedented collection of practical tools, recommendations and historical resources to aid and accelerate the work of incoming transition teams and provide a central hub for transition work, research and analysis. These tools—and this site—are the result of collaboration with former transition officials, good governance groups and federal employees across agencies and our corporate partners.
Along with these collaborators, we are building a learning system for transition that we are hosting online. This first version includes:
We’re just getting started and there is much more to do. Let us know what you think. We can’t wait to work with you to build the transition process and government that we all deserve.