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How career feds can set the stage for the new administration
In the News

September 06, 2016

Federal employees across government will roll out the welcome mat for their new political bosses — whoever they may be. Long before Inauguration Day, or even Election Day, agencies are preparing for the upcoming presidential transition, the 73 days during which the president-elect and his or her transition team have to prepare their first wave of political appointees to assume leadership of the federal bureaucracy.

Federal News Radio


How to make the peaceful but ugly presidential transition faster
In the News

September 05, 2016

On Jan. 20, a new president will take the oath. Then, if history is any guide, he or she will squander much of the momentum of a new presidency by failing to put a team in place over the course of the first year. “You learn as a child that the peaceful transfer of power is essential to democracy,” said Max Stier, president and chief executive of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. “No one ever tells you that it is peaceful but ugly.”

The Washington Post


David Eagles: 4 reasons IT should be a priority for the Clinton and Trump transition teams
In the News

August 30, 2016

Citizens expect effective and efficient services from the federal government just as they do from the private sector, but they often come up shorthanded. To meet public expectations, the next administration must take a critical look at the government’s information technology capabilities and make the necessary investments to help federal agencies improve internal operations and interactions with the public. 

Bloomberg Government


Healing the fractures: The next president could change the nation for the better by reaching out to the other side
In the News

August 26, 2016

As I continue to talk with The Horrified – the many citizens like me who are appalled at our two parties’ presidential nominees – one theme keeps coming through loud and clear. That is that there is a hunger for leadership, for some adults in the room, for people who realize how high the stakes are for our country right now.

U.S. News & World Report


Trump backers seek donations to fund transition process
In the News

August 25, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters aim to raise $2.5 million to finance the Republican presidential nominee’s potential transition into the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday on a private call.

The Wall Street Journal


Power Play: Prepping for the next POTUS
In the News

August 22, 2016

Presidential transitions are complex and expensive operations – and hugely important. The non-partisan Partnership for Public Service helps the President-elect hit the ground running. Go inside the transition prep with CEO Max Stier.

Fox News


Trump, Clinton planning their transitions side-by-side in Washington
In the News

August 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s preparations to take over the government if they’re elected are now in high gear, and their transition teams are working out of the same building a block from the White House at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave.

The Washington Post


Report urges innovation strategy during presidential transition
In the News

August 17, 2016

The next president, in order to hit the ground running during his or her first 100 days, will need a strategy for keeping the federal workforce’s innovation projects from losing momentum.

Federal News Radio


Clinton names Salazar to lead White House transition planning
In the News

August 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Tuesday announced that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will lead the team planning her transition to the White House if she wins the November election.

Bloomberg


Priming the pump for innovation in the next administration
In the News

August 16, 2016

When the next administration takes office in January 2017, a new set of leaders will drive the nation’s innovation agenda. These leaders, if properly prepared, can build on significant progress from previous administrations to overcome continued challenges in modernizing technology infrastructure, enact flexible policies and regulations, and build innovation leadership and skills in the federal workforce.

Federal Computer Week


Obama facing pressure to rip up his lobbyist rules
In the News

August 12, 2016

The head of the group aiding the presidential transition process is urging President Barack Obama to consider killing his executive order restricting lobbyists from serving in the White House, saying it’s provided limited benefits and could hurt the next administration.

POLITICO


Presidential transitions
In the News

August 11, 2016

This week on “Fed Access,” David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss what his office is doing to make sure the transfer of power from the Obama administration to the next one is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Federal News Radio


The workers Clinton and Trump should not forget
In the News

August 10, 2016

In the heat of a bizarre presidential campaign, the horse race makes it easy to forget that the point of politics is governing. And when we think of the next administration, we often focus on who will get the top political appointments.

The Washington Post


Behind chaotic presidential campaign, work begins for smooth transition
In the News

August 02, 2016

The campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton already are at work on transition planning from the administration of President Barack Obama, aided by a series of laws passed in recent years that give candidates a head start on the process.

Starting on Monday, transition teams for Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton had access to a workspace in a nondescript government office building near the White House.

The Wall Street Journal


Trump, Clinton transition teams move into GSA
In the News

August 01, 2016

With political conventions behind them, the next White House administration moved its transition teams to Washington, D.C. this week to prepare for the transfer of power to the 45th President of the United States.

Whoever that is.

Federal Times

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