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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
Tools and Templates

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


2016 Presidential Transition Report
External Resource

October 17, 2016

Prepared by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), this report addresses the gap between public and private sector use of technology including recommendations on human capital, management, budget, cybersecurity, citizen engagement, innovation and aligning government services.

ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation

Tag(s): enterprise government, management


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


Presidential Transition Handbook: The Role of Inspectors General and the Transition to a New Administration
Research and Publications

October 04, 2016

This handbook has been prepared by Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for incoming transition teams.

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Tag(s): laws and regulations, management, policy


Office of Personnel Management: Actions Are Needed to Help Ensure the Completeness of Political Conversion Data and Adherence to Policy
External Resource

September 30, 2016

Report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that provides information on conversions of political appointees to career positions, and reviews the implementation and effectiveness of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) policy for reviewing conversions, which went into effect in 2010.

Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, management, historical


Tech In Transition
Tools and Templates

September 20, 2016

Infographic prepared by the Center for Presidential Transition presents data on the status of information technology (IT) in the federal government.

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Tag(s): management, policy


Job Descriptions for Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
Tools and Templates

August 15, 2016

Fourteen sample job descriptions for the position of agency Chief Financial Officer in federal agencies. This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management


Job Descriptions for Deputy Secretaries
Tools and Templates

August 15, 2016

Twenty sample job descriptions for the position of agency Deputy (COO). This resource is in Microsoft Word for administration customization.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, management


Transition 2016: Equipping the Government for Success in 2016 and Beyond
External Resource

July 08, 2016

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) convened four panels to tackle the management issues determined to be most critical to the success of the new Administration. This report catalogues their findings and recommendations regarding: Collaboration Across Boundaries, Strategic Foresight, Evidence-Based Approaches and Recruitment and Retention.

National Academy of Public Administration

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, policy


Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries
Tools and Templates

January 11, 2016

The guide for incoming cabinet secretaries is designed to support a secretary lead effectively from their first day.

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Tag(s): agency landing teams, appointees, best practice, management


Making Decisions in a time of Transition: Part II
External Resource

December 08, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): management


The IBM Center for the Business of Government Management Roadmap
External Resource

October 23, 2015

The Roadmap will relay a set of management recommendations for the next administration - enhancing the capacity of government to deliver key outcomes for citizens. The joint initiative by the IBM Center and the Partnership for Public Service will address such areas as: strengthening executive talent, governing as an enterprise, making actionable decisions, and sustainable innovation.

The IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, enterprise government, management


Enabling Leadership Success for the Next Administration
External Resource

October 22, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): management


Enterprise Government: How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part One)
External Resource

October 05, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): enterprise government, management


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