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Seven Smart Strategies to Achieve Policy Success
Research and Publications

November 01, 2016

These seven smart strategies can help the Trump administration succeed in achieving successful policy implementation.

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Tag(s): agencies, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, management, Partnership for Public Service, policy, Ready to Govern, transition management, White House


HHS Presidential Transition Agency Landing Team Book
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November 01, 2016

Comprehensive briefing materials prepared for the 2016 incoming administration about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Tag(s): agencies, management, historical


Transforming the Delivery of Services to the Federal Government: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration
Research and Publications

October 12, 2016

Shared services allows the government to redirect resources to critical mission activities and strategic priorities and provide shared platforms in areas such as cybersecurity, benefits, law enforcement, financial services and defense.

Learn how the next administration has an opportunity to use shared services to improve how government is managed and enhance the administration’s ability to carry out policy priorities. 

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Tag(s): agencies, enterprise government, management


Agency Briefing Book Sample Table of Contents
Tools and Templates

October 06, 2016

A recommended table of contents for the briefing books agencies prepare for incoming administration teams.

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Tag(s): agencies


Transition 101 Memo for Agency Transition Directors
Tools and Templates

October 06, 2016

A sample memo that agencies can use to brief their employees regarding an upcoming presidential transition.

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Tag(s): agencies


Agency Briefing Material Bureau/Component Executive Summary Template
Tools and Templates

October 06, 2016

A template to be used by agencies to source and organize the information they receive from employees to create the high-level overview of a bureau or component within the agency to develop briefing materials for the incoming administration.

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Tag(s): agencies


Agency Briefing Material Deep-dive Template
Tools and Templates

October 06, 2016

A template for agencies that helps them source and organize the information they receive from employees to create a deep-dive report on a topic or issue.

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Tag(s): agencies


Briefing Material Office/Region Executive Summary Template
Tools and Templates

October 06, 2016

A template for agencies to help them source and organize the information they receive from employees to create the high-level overview of an office or region within the agency.

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Tag(s): agencies


Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters
Tools and Templates

September 30, 2016

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2016 Presidential Transition Guide assists agencies and the incoming administration during transition.

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, laws and regulations, Office of Personnel Management


Presidential Transition Summer Timeline Infographic
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August 30, 2016

This infographic outlines some of the presidential transition tasks the candidates’ teams will take on in the summer before the election.

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Tag(s): agencies, Center for Presidential Transition, GSA, national security, Partnership for Public Service, transition management, vetting


National Security infographic
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August 29, 2016

This infographic describes the national security risks of a poorly executed transition

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, appointments, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, national security, Office of Presidential Personnel


Agency Review and Landing Team Principles, Guidance and Materials
Tools and Templates

August 16, 2016

This guide contains the Center for Presidential Transition's recommendations for agency review efforts.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, best practice, budget, Center for Presidential Transition, policy


A Handbook on Presidential Transition for Federal Career Executives
External Resource

August 10, 2016

In preparation for the upcoming presidential transition, the Senior Executives Association (SEA) Professional Development League (PDL) has released its inaugural transition handbook, designed specifically for federal career executives, to help guide and advise them during this time of presidential transition.

Senior Executives Association

Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams


Executive Order on Facilitation of a Presidential Transition 2016
External Resource

May 06, 2016

This Executive Order from President Obama establishes the White House Transition Coordinating Council and the Agency Transition Directors Council.

The White House

Tag(s): agencies, transition management, historical


MEMORANDUM: Requirements for the FY 2018 Budget Process
Tools and Templates

April 29, 2016

This memorandum from OMB Director to agency heads describes plans for the development of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget process to support a smooth transition focusing on a budget baseline.

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Tag(s): agencies, budget, historical


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