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The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions
Research and Publications

November 01, 2017

This resource provides answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. 

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Tag(s): laws and regulations, White House


Agency Transition Guide
Research and Publications

August 22, 2017

Federal agencies face a cascading series of challenges before and after a presidential election and into the early months of a new administration. Throughout the transition, the Partnership for Public Service brought together agency transition leaders from nearly 40 agencies to help improve this process. From these convenings, the Partnership and The Boston Consulting Group have compiled best practices into a guide for senior career leaders.

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Tag(s): agencies, agency landing teams, appointees, appointments, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, management, policy, transition management


The Transition Partners’ Proposed Management Priorities
Research and Publications

March 05, 2017

Several government management organizations—the transition partners—came together to advance the common goal of ensuring a smooth, safe and effective presidential transition. The group has outlined several practices in each area that new leaders can adopt immediately to improve government performance and enable policy implementation.

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Tag(s): management, policy


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


From Decisions to Results: Building a More Effective Government Through a Transformed Office of Management and Budget: Cover thumbnail

From Decisions to Results: Building a More Effective Government Through a Transformed Office of Management and Budget
Research and Publications

October 12, 2016

The Office of Management and Budget is the one federal agency that can play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective implementation of programs and policies across the entire government. Besides its budget responsibilities, OMB can and should be doing more as a government-wide catalyst for evidence-based decision-making, innovation, management reform and interagency and intergovernmental coordination.

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Transforming the Delivery of Services to the Federal Government: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration
Research and Publications

October 12, 2016

Shared services allows the government to redirect resources to critical mission activities and strategic priorities and provide shared platforms in areas such as cybersecurity, benefits, law enforcement, financial services and defense.

Learn how the next administration has an opportunity to use shared services to improve how government is managed and enhance the administration’s ability to carry out policy priorities. 

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Tag(s): agencies, enterprise government, management


Presidential Transition Handbook: The Role of Inspectors General and the Transition to a New Administration
Research and Publications

October 04, 2016

This handbook has been prepared by Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for incoming transition teams.

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Tag(s): laws and regulations, management, policy


Making Government Work for the American People: A Management Roadmap for the New Administration: Cover thumbnail

Making Government Work for the American People: A Management Roadmap for the New Administration
Research and Publications

September 12, 2016

On the campaign trail, the presidential candidates promise swift action on policy promises. Come January, the next occupant of the Oval Office will need to transform these campaign promises into policies and programs that produce positive outcomes for the American people. During the past year, the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government held roundtable dialogues with a wide range of experts to inform the next president and the new administration’s team about critical management issues. Through these discussions and accompanying reports we have developed a management roadmap for the next administration.

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Walking the Line: Inspectors General Balancing Independence and Impact
Research and Publications

September 07, 2016

In this report, “Walking the Line: Inspectors General Balancing Independence and Impact,” the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton Public Sector set out to identify ways incoming agency leaders and Congress can form constructive relationships with the IG community.

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Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: Technology and innovation in the next administration: Cover thumbnail

Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: Technology and innovation in the next administration
Research and Publications

August 15, 2016

In this report, “Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: A Technology and Innovation Agenda for the Next Administration,” authors Beth Simone Noveck and Stefaan Verhulst provide a set of recommendations for how incoming leaders can use innovation as a catalyst in achieving the administration’s priorities.

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2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Analysis: Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition: Cover thumbnail

2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Analysis: Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition
Research and Publications

August 08, 2016

During a presidential transition, managers must find ways to creatively and proactively communicate with employees. Read the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte’s latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis to learn more about the essentials of communicating with federal employees during a presidential transition.

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Presidential Appointments Vetting Guide: Precedents, Authorities, and Case Studies
Research and Publications

June 01, 2016

Collection of precedents for vetting presidential appointees.

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Tag(s): appointments, vetting


No Labels Policy Playbook: For America’s Next President
Research and Publications

April 21, 2016

In the “Making Government Work” section of the Policy Playbook for America’s Next President, the Partnership and No Labels present a vision for a more efficient, effective and responsive government.

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Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping leaders make smart and timely decisions: Cover thumbnail

Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping leaders make smart and timely decisions
Research and Publications

April 20, 2016

This is the third report in our Management Roadmap series, published jointly by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The reports share lessons learned from roundtable dialogues with key stakeholders, identifies promising initiatives and offers ideas on successful implementation.

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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


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