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Leader of Operations Team Job Description
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

The qualifications and required expertise for the transition teams head of operations.

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Tag(s): transition management, job description

Comprehensive Transition Activities Process Map
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January 20, 2016

The first comprehensive map of the presidential transition process across six work streams detailing key activities across the major stakeholders. This file is formatted for a 60x60 poster.

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Tag(s): agencies, appointments, best practice, policy, transition management, White House

Message to White House Hopefuls

January 20, 2016

In an open letter, the Center’s six advisory board members—Democrats and Republicans who have been involved in planning, executing and closely observing presidential transitions—urge the presidential candidates to start their transition planning early to avoid critical missteps.

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Tag(s): national security, transition management

ACT-IAC 2016 Presidential Transition Project
External Resource

November 10, 2015

The ACT-IAC 2016 Presidential Transition Project seeks to develop issue papers surrounding presidential transition.


Tag(s): transition management

2016 Presidential Transition Directory
External Resource

November 06, 2015

The online directory published by GSA is designed to connect the people working on designing our next federal government with information and resources related to that effort. Serving both presidential candidates and the next President-elect, this site will be continually updated as new and updated information becomes available.

General Services Administration

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, ethics, records, security clearance, transition management

Edward Ted Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015
External Resource

July 31, 2015

This bill codifies a number of best practices for the outgoing administration in transition.

114th Congress

Tag(s): laws and regulations, national security, security clearance, transition management

The Best Transition in History
External Resource

July 22, 2015

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

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): transition management, historical

The Performance Institute’s Transitions in Governance 2016
External Resource

April 16, 2015

The Transitions in Governance 2016 program seeks to develop a bold set of ideas comprising a management reform agenda for the incoming president and Congress to consider that focuses on improving results, transparency, and the efficiency of the federal government, while also expanding the Government Performance Coalition of think tanks, elected officials, and other stakeholders to support the bipartisan implementation of a federal management improvement agenda following the 2016 election.

The Performance Institute

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, transition management

Brookings Institution Transition 2016 Project
External Resource

April 11, 2015

The Transition 2016 Project will inform presidential transition teams and ensure that the peaceful transition of power in January 2017 is well managed.

Brookings Institution

Tag(s): transition management

Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding
External Resource

December 17, 2012

Report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that explores the legal environment and practices surrounding the presidential transition.

Congressional Research Service

Tag(s): laws and regulations, transition management, historical

Draft Post-Election Schedule for Governor Romney
Tools and Templates

November 12, 2012

Schedule of appointments for Governor Mitt Romney during the week after the election.

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Tag(s): transition management, historical

Romney Readiness Project Staff Briefing Packet
Tools and Templates

November 06, 2012

An orientation guide to working on the Romney transition in Washington, DC.

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Tag(s): transition management, historical

President-elect Romney Proposed 60-Day Calendar
Tools and Templates

November 05, 2012

A proposed 60-day calendar for the president-elect.

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Tag(s): transition management, historical

Memorandum of Understanding between the General Services Administration and the Romney Readiness Project
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September 17, 2012

A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing guidelines for obtaining services and facilities made available by the General Services Administration.

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Tag(s): budget, GSA, transition management, historical

Congressional Research Service Report: Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations
External Resource

November 25, 2008

Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the importance of a smooth transition between presidencies and the responsibilities of both the incoming and outgoing White House administrations, along with issues that occur.

Congressional Research Service

Tag(s): transition management, historical

Transition Workstream

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