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The White House thinks this chart is proof that Trump’s team is better than Obama’s. It isn’t.
In the News

April 06, 2017

"Yes, the percentage of Trump’s initial hires with complex filings (as defined by OGE) was indeed higher than it was for Obama. But that’s mainly a result of the fact that Trump has been so much slower to actually stock his administration, meaning there are fewer executive branch employees to file the forms in the first place."

Slate

Tag(s): data, ethics, White House


Office of Government Nominee Ethics Guide
External Resource

August 29, 2016

The Office of Government Ethics transition guide is a comprehensive resource to help potential political appointees, nominees and their support networks successfully navigate the financial disclosure, conflicts of interest and other ethical requirements of nominees. (27 pages, PDF)

Office of Government Ethics

Tag(s): appointees, ethics, financial disclosure, Office of Government Ethics


Office of Government Ethics Appendix Nominee Ethics Guide
External Resource

August 29, 2016

Companion piece to the Office of Government Ethics Nominee Ethics Guide includes financial disclosure checklists, rules for reporting and ongoing financial reporting requirements. (27 pages, PDF)

Office of Government Ethics

Tag(s): appointees, ethics, financial disclosure, Office of Government Ethics


Office of Government Ethics Guide for the Presidential Transition Team
External Resource

August 08, 2016

The Office of Government Ethics transition guide for the White House and their appointees outlines the ethics and reporting process for new appointees. Includes comprehensive listing of laws and regulations on ethics, investment funds, and financial disclosure. (39 pages, PDF)

Office of Government Ethics

Tag(s): appointees, ethics, financial disclosure, Office of Government Ethics, White House


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Presidential Transition Guide
Research and Publications

April 01, 2016

Comprehensive guide to the activities required during the transition.

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Tag(s): appointments, ethics, policy, transition management, White House, historical


Draft Agenda for Initial Post-Convention Meeting with the Office of Government Ethics
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

A draft agenda for the transition team’s initial post-convention meeting with the Office of Government Ethics.

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Tag(s): ethics, transition management


Bibliography of Presidential Transition Literature
Research and Publications

January 20, 2016

A bibliography of scholarly articles and related materials concerning presidential transitions.

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Tag(s): appointments, ethics, policy, transition management, White House, historical


Obama-Biden Transition Project Code of Ethical Conduct
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

The draft code of ethics presented to members of the Obama transition team. 

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Tag(s): ethics, historical


Obama-Biden Transition Project Memorandum on Receipt of Gifts
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

Memorandum detailing the receipt of gifts by the transition team and donations to then-Senator Obama, then-Senator Biden and the Transition Project.

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Tag(s): ethics, transition management, historical


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


Integrity.gov
External Resource

March 02, 2015

This online service from the Office of Government Ethics allows federal employees to submit forms and interact with the Office using a secure, flexible platform.

Office of Government Ethics

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, ethics, financial disclosure, Office of Government Ethics


General Confirmation Flow Chart
Tools and Templates

December 01, 2012

Flowchart developed by the Romney Readiness Project displaying the steps in the confirmation process.

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Tag(s): appointments, ethics, security clearance, vetting, historical


NAPA Suvivor’s Guide for Presidential Nominees
External Resource

December 01, 2012

The National Academy of Public Administration published a guidebook that is intended to serve as a one-stop source of information every prospective nominee would need to know about taking one of the near-1,000 full-time presidential-appointed positions across the Executive Branch that requires Senate confirmation (PAS positions).

National Academy of Public Administration

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, ethics


Obama-Biden Transition Project Memorandum on In-Kind Contributions
Tools and Templates

October 24, 2012

Memorandum addressing the extent to which the Transition Project can accept in-kind contributions.

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Tag(s): ethics, financial disclosure, transition management, historical


Obama-Biden Transition Project Campaign Crossover Policy
Tools and Templates

November 23, 2008

Memo addressing rules guiding potential cross-over of staff and resources between campaign and transition team.

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Tag(s): ethics, transition management, historical


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