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.

Tracking Presidential Appointments in Real Time

See where President Donald Trump stacks up against historical 100 day totals for Senate-confirmed appointed positions.

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Check out our new project with CNN, which shows the political appointments of the last two administrations sorted by federal agency.

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BLOG SPOTLIGHT

Presidential Appointments Update: The Senate and the Administration Should Speed Up the Confirmation Process

President Trump is lagging behind his predecessors in nominating political appointees and the same time, the Senate has been slow to act on many of the nominations that have been submitted. Let’s take a look at the numbers as of July 31, 2017.

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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. 

MANAGEMENT ROADMAP

Making Government Work for the America People: A Management Roadmap for the New Administration

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.

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