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Trump, an outsider demanding loyalty, struggles to fill top posts
In the News

February 18, 2017

"As Mr. Trump brings candidates for national security adviser to meet with him in Florida this weekend, he presides over a government where the upper echelons remain sparsely populated. Six of the 15 statutory cabinet secretaries are still awaiting Senate confirmation as Demoncrats nearly uniformly oppose almost all of the president's choices. Even some of the cabinet secretaries who are in place may feel they are home alone."

The New York Times

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House

Trump administration lags in filling key posts
In the News

February 17, 2017

"The administration of President Donald Trump remains largely unfilled four weeks into his presidency, with just 34 of nearly 700 key Senate-confirmed positions even having a candidate announced. According to data from the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service hosted by The Washington Post, Trump has 14 officials confirmed by the Senate and 20 others are awaiting a vote, out of 696 top leadership positions in the administration."


Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House

Why Donald Trump may end up hiring some of his critics
In the News

February 09, 2017

The administration’s hiring is running badly behind schedule. According to a tally kept by the Partnership for Public Service, a thinktank, Mr Trump has so far nominated 35 people to fill the top 693 positions in his administration, most of which require a congressional sign-off, which only seven nominees have received so far.

The Economist

Tag(s): appointments, transition management, White House

Trump's illusion of unusual action
In the News

February 03, 2017

Everyone seems to agree that, for better or worse, Donald Trump's presidency is off to a fast start. But it's not. Trump has done an excellent job of kicking up a ton of dirt. But two weeks in, there's a lot less than may seem.


Tag(s): Center for Presidential Transition, transition management, White House

Trump’s hiring freeze will do the opposite of what he wants
In the News

January 27, 2017

President Trump is correct when he says the federal government must be more responsive to the needs of the American people. Unfortunately, his directive Monday to freeze federal hiring will have the opposite effect of what is intended.

Huffington Post

Tag(s): agencies, policy, transition management

Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers
In the News

January 23, 2017

President Trump instituted an immediate hiring freeze Monday, signing a presidential memorandum that would affect a large swath of the executive branch but leave wide latitude for exemptions for those working in the military, national security and public safety.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Center for Presidential Transition, management, transition management, White House

Donald Trump and a sea of empty desks
In the News

January 23, 2017

An incoming president is expected to fill about 4,000 positions. Nominees for more than 1,100 of them must be confirmed by the Senate. It is impossible for any president to fill all these positions by Day 1. But transition veterans recommend that a new president have a White House team assembled — 450 people who don’t require Senate confirmation — and have nominees for the top 100 positions that must be Senate-confirmed.

The New York Times

Tag(s): appointments, Center for Presidential Transition, transition management

Dealing with employee unease during the presidential transition
In the News

December 20, 2016

As often happens during presidential transitions, some civil servants experience a great deal of anxiety, presenting a management challenge for career leaders.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Ready to Govern, transition management

How career executives can navigate the presidential transition
In the News

November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition landing teams have begun to descend on federal agencies across the government. These men and women are charged with providing the new administration information about the responsibilities of the various agencies as well as the challenges ahead.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Ready to Govern, transition management

Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Transition Procedurees
Tools and Templates

November 15, 2016

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Office of President-Elect Trump and the White House establishing the relationship between the transition team and the outgoing White House.

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Tag(s): transition management, White House

Trump for America Code of Ethical Conduct
Tools and Templates

November 10, 2016

The code of ethical conduct for members of the Trump transition team.

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Tag(s): ethics, transition management

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

Presidential Transition Summer Timeline Infographic
Tools and Templates

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

Transition Overview from General Services Administration
Tools and Templates

August 02, 2016

The Transition Overview, published by the General Services Administration, provides a synopsis of the 2016 presidential transition process outlining major transition activities and governance structure to provide a quick guide of the who, what, and when of the major milestones that occur during a presidential transition.

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Tag(s): GSA, transition management

How GSA Assists Each Transitioning Administration
External Resource

May 09, 2016

The General Services Administration (GSA) plays an important role in Presidential Transition, including providing a variety of services needed to help them assume their official duties. This website outlines responsibilities and services that the agency provides. external resource

General Services Administration

Tag(s): transition management, White House

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