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Too early to ‘freak out’ over federal agency funding cuts?
In the News

May 01, 2017

"Federal employees “shouldn’t be freaking out yet” over the large funding cuts that President Donald Trump wants for federal agencies—but there is cause for concern."

Bloomberg BNA

Tag(s): agencies, budget, White House

‘The fear is real’ Congress could enact Trump-level budget cuts
In the News

April 03, 2017

"A majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said they believe Congress will make good on President Donald Trump’s proposed civilian agency cuts for fiscal 2018. And while the looming threat of cuts has put a damper on workforce morale, most respondents plan to stay on-the-job at their federal outposts."

Federal News Radio

Tag(s): budget, Congress, White House

Performance specialists like Trump’s management agenda
In the News

March 20, 2017

"A surprising amount of text in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 “skinny budget” released last Thursday was devoted to reforming agency management. Among the proposals were calls to reorganize government to boost efficiency, to rely on data to judge program performance, and to free managers from overly prescriptive guidance to take advantage of private-sector practices."

Government Executive

Tag(s): budget, management, White House

Broken budget process costs taxpayers billions of dollars
In the News

March 02, 2017

"The stage is set for another difficult year, and, for every day of budget gridlock, the efficiency and effectiveness of government suffers. This is bad news for the American people, who deserve a government that spends their money wisely. But even in this dysfunctional environment, some common sense reforms can be adopted to improve congressional and agency performance and save taxpayers billions of dollars."

The Hill

Tag(s): agencies, budget, White House

How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the census?
In the News

February 28, 2017

"As it stands, hundreds of presidentially appointed positions remain unfilled, including the Commerce deputy secretary slot. Trump's pick for deputy secretary, Todd Ricketts, reportedly may withdraw from consideration due to difficulties in divesting from his family's business ties. However, in a Feb. 28 interview with Fox and Friends, Trump said that "in many cases" he's not making appointments by design, in the name of "running a very good, efficient government.""


Tag(s): budget, Ready to Govern, White House

Agency Review and Landing Team Principles, Guidance and Materials
Tools and Templates

August 16, 2016

This guide contains the Center for Presidential Transition's recommendations for agency review efforts.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, best practice, budget, Center for Presidential Transition, policy

Budget Primer: Managing Three Budgets Concurrently
Tools and Templates

August 16, 2016

This set of graphics presents the complex federal budget timeline.

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Tag(s): budget, policy

MEMORANDUM: Requirements for the FY 2018 Budget Process
Tools and Templates

April 29, 2016

This memorandum from OMB Director to agency heads describes plans for the development of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget process to support a smooth transition focusing on a budget baseline.

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Tag(s): agencies, budget, historical

OMB Transition Directions
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

Memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget guiding agencies to prepare for the 2008-09 presidential transition.

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Tag(s): agencies, budget, Office of Management and Budget, White House, historical

The Miller Center’s First Year 2017 Project
External Resource

October 15, 2015

The First Year Project is a multi-year, non-partisan effort to examine the history and structure of presidential first years; assess the policy opportunities and threats for the next president; and influence the national debate by addressing candidates, opinion leaders, and the public.

Miller Center, University of Virginia

Tag(s): budget, national security, historical

Memorandum of Understanding between the General Services Administration and the Romney Readiness Project
Tools and Templates

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

Obama-Biden Transition Project Budget Memorandum
Tools and Templates

November 04, 2008

Memorandum to agency review team leaders concerning budget-related steps for agency review teams after Election Day.

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Tag(s): budget, policy, historical

Memorandum: Requirements for the FY 2010 Budget Process
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April 07, 2008

This memorandum describes the administration’s plans for the development of budget data and other materials in support of the FY 2010 budget process in order to ensure a smooth and effective transition process.

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Tag(s): agencies, budget, historical

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