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Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump: comparing first 100 days of last six presidents
In the News

April 23, 2017

"The first 100 days have been rocky for other modern presidents, but none had as bumpy a ride as Donald Trump has encountered during his opening days in office. Here's a look back."

USA Today

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


Analysis: a bumpy 100 days for Trump? Just wait for the 1,361 to follow
In the News

April 23, 2017

"Think President Trump’s first 100 days were bumpy? Just wait for the 1,361 to follow. It’s no surprise that Trump, who has been shattering political precedent since he announced his candidacy and then won the White House, would continue to break new ground once he moved into the Oval Office — though not always in a good way."

USA Today

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


Trump’s team nixed ethics course for White House staff
In the News

March 02, 2017

"President Donald Trump’s team rejected a course for senior White House staff, cabinet nominees and other political appointees that would have provided training on leadership, ethics and management, according to documents obtained by POLITICO."

Politico

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


Commerce secretary promises ‘special renaissance’ under Trump administration
In the News

March 01, 2017

"The Commerce Department faces some growing pains under President Donald Trump’s administration, including new challenges for the 2020 Census. But Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he anticipates a “special renaissance for the Department of Commerce” that includes making it the best place to work in the federal government."

Federal News Radio

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


Trump’s off to a rough start. Here’s what can make his job easier.
In the News

February 28, 2017

"Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency as a billionaire businessman who would bring private-sector expertise to Washington. But as he quickly discovered, it is much harder running the federal government than a family enterprise."

The Washington Post

Tag(s): Ready to Govern, transition management, 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.""

FCW

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


Faithfully executed: the technology begins the presidential inauguration
In the News

February 27, 2017

"As the transition team for President Donald Trump grapples with how to oversee the federal government, technology is primed to become an increasingly critical piece in the turnover. Digital tools — from virtual reality to spreadsheets to cyberintelligence reports — allow the incoming and outgoing teams to streamline their work, better serve constituents and enhance communication."

FedTech Magazine

Tag(s): Center for Presidential Transition, Ready to Govern, transition management


Trump team didn’t put nominees to ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll’ test
In the News

February 10, 2017

President Trump has blamed "obstruction by Democrats" for delays in confirming his senior appointments, saying on Twitter that "it is a disgrace that my full cabinet is still not in place." But the slow pace of filling out Mr. Trump's cabinet can be attributed in part to decisions made in the early days of the nominee vetting process.

The New York Times

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


Despite recent additions, Trump Cabinet still emptier than predecessors
In the News

February 09, 2017

If President Trump were to call a meeting of his Cabinet today, he wouldn't need a very big table. Or, he'd have to invite a bunch of Obama administration holdovers serving temporarily in acting roles.

NPR

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


Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push
In the News

February 08, 2017

Even as he signs executive orders at a furious pace and plans 'yuge' changes across the federal government, President Trump is dealing with a major disadvantage: His team is not in place.

Fox News Politics

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


Trump’s hiring freeze will do the opposite of what he wants
In the News

January 23, 2017

President Trump is correct when he says the federal government must be more responsive to the needs of the American people. Unfortunately, his directive Monday to freeze federal hiring will have the opposite effect of what is intended.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Center for Presidential Transition, management, Ready to Govern, White House


Dealing with employee unease during the presidential transition
In the News

December 20, 2016

As often happens during presidential transitions, some civil servants experience a great deal of anxiety, presenting a management challenge for career leaders.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Ready to Govern, transition management


How career executives can navigate the presidential transition
In the News

November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition landing teams have begun to descend on federal agencies across the government. These men and women are charged with providing the new administration information about the responsibilities of the various agencies as well as the challenges ahead.

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, Ready to Govern, transition management


Seven Smart Strategies to Achieve Policy Success
Research and Publications

November 01, 2016

These seven smart strategies can help the Trump administration succeed in achieving successful policy implementation.

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Tag(s): agencies, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, management, Partnership for Public Service, policy, Ready to Govern, transition management, White House


The Real First 100 Days Infographic
Tools and Templates

August 29, 2016

This infographic describes the first 100 days of the presidential transition.

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Tag(s): best practice, Partnership for Public Service, Ready to Govern


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