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US presidential transitions, a sign of continuity and stability
In the News

November 07, 2016

During an election year, the spotlight is on the presidential candidates, their platforms and their campaigns. But months before the election, behind the scenes, the massive job of preparing for the presidential transition begins. Transition of power in the United States is both the working of a sophisticated democracy and a technical feat to ensure there is no gap in governing following presidential elections.

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Get Ready: Presidential Transitions Are Full of Surprises
In the News

November 03, 2016

In early August, shortly after the party conventions ended, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump moved their transition teams into office space near the White House. Briefing books were prepared for the teams, and both nominees began receiving intelligence reports. The search for 100 pre-cleared individuals who could move quickly into sensitive roles following the Nov. 8 election began.

Government Executive


OPM releases presidential transition guide
In the News

November 01, 2016

With the presidential election a week away, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the jump on the transition. The agency unveiled its Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters on Oct. 31, providing a how-to for incoming and outgoing administration officials to navigate the impending change of power slated for Jan. 20.

Federal Times


Easing the transition to a new administration
In the News

November 01, 2016

As Americans prepare to go to the polls for this year’s presidential election, a positive point overshadowed by the contentious campaign season has been the progress we’ve made over the past decade or so in smoothing the transitions that take place as new administrations assume power following elections. Thanks to the advocacy of the Partnership for Public Service and other good-for-government organizations, new laws and policies were introduced with the arrival of the Obama administration aimed at giving incoming administration staffs a running start as they prepare to take over leadership of the federal government. 

Federal Times


Inside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trumps Transition Planning
In the News

October 28, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden is under consideration for secretary of state if Hillary Clinton wins the White House. A source confirms the news first reported by POLITICO. ​Filling that key Cabinet position is among the many responsibilities facing both candidates in the final stretch of the race. On November 8th, the 18-month marathon of a presidential campaign will give way to a 73-day dash to hand over control from one administration to the next.

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OMB: A crucial management tool for the next president
In the News

October 27, 2016

Whether its immigration reform, fighting public health threats, protecting the homeland or countless other initiatives, the next presidents success will not only depend on the adoption of good policies, but ensuring those policies are effectively implemented. More than any other institution in the federal arena, the president will find that the Office of Management and Budget is best positioned to help agencies improve the management of their programs and policies and turn presidential priorities into reality.

Bloomberg Government


Data policy for a new administration
In the News

October 25, 2016

When the next administration takes office in January, the president will immediately be inundated with a bevy of managerial tasks, such as filling about 4,000 political positions and getting his or her agenda off the ground. The 45th president will need to tackle open government data on a larger scale than ever before. Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, said the best way to start would be to build on the previous administration’s progress.

Federal Computer Week


Trump links federal hiring freeze to fighting corruption
In the News

October 24, 2016

The notion of a Donald Trump Gettysburg address might make Abe Lincoln roll over, but the Republican presidential nominee’s speech near the Civil War cemetery is one that could have a significant effect on federal employees and the taxpayers they serve. Saturday’s speech was a serious one, although Trump overshadowed his proposed first 100 day “Contract with the American Voter” by first threatening to sue “liars,” the many women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post


Christie may be cooling to Trump, but his former aide has the transition humming
In the News

October 19, 2016

To loyal fans of Chris Christie, his interview Monday with NBC must come as a relief: the New Jersey governor took a small chance to throw his one-time foe Donald Trump under the bus. “It’s the candidate’s campaign. It’s not my campaign,” Christie said of the latest wave of scandal to hit Trump, who he is supporting for president. “I’m proud of everything I’ve said and that’s all I can control.

The Washington Post


You are elected president—now what?
In the News

October 19, 2016

This post is not about the election. I promise. Instead, lets think ahead to January and what the next president is going to do. He or she will not have to worry about a lack of advice, whether it is for people to staff the administration or the policy direction he or she should pursue.

Federal News Radio


People behind new presidents mgmt. agenda need a morale boost, coalition says
In the News

October 17, 2016

The success of the next president’s management agenda will largely hinge on leadership from the very top political and career executives — and the right performance plans to hold those leaders who manage agency goals accountable. Yet the people most poised to act on and drive the next administration’s agenda could use a morale boost.

Federal News Radio


Presidential transition offers management, budget challenges for OMB
In the News

October 14, 2016

The next president’s administration will rely heavily on the Office of Management and Budget’s expertise in crafting a government-wide management agenda, but only after it gets a handle on the protracted budget process.

Federal News Radio


As Trump and Clinton war, their transition teams are practically working together
In the News

October 13, 2016

If you need a break from the teeth-gnashing of the 2016 campaign, consider this. Here in Washington, D.C., the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential transition efforts are practically working together.

The Washington Post


What is old is new as groups try to influence the agenda of the new president
In the News

October 11, 2016

The line to influence the next president’s administration is getting longer by the day. The traditional good government groups, such as the Partnership for Public Service, have been working the campaigns for a year or more. But recently, the traditional Washington think tanks also are lending their voice, and opinions, to the ever-expanding community of commentators.

Federal News Radio


9/11 improved presidential transition
In the News

October 10, 2016

Presidential transition has changed dramatically over the past several decades, as the demands on the presidential office and on the executive branch have vastly increased. What was once an informal process over a few months, involving a small number of people, is now one that takes years and includes thousands of career civil servants as well as political professionals.

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