Presidential Transition Timeline

Incoming Administration: Appointments
July 2016


Wave I: Work with policy and agency review teams to create Wave I position descriptions (through August)

Presidential Transition Guide, Ch. 5, Interaction between the agency review, policy and personnel teams

Wave I: Create long lists for Wave I positions, incorporating input from the agency review teams (through August)
Reach out to the Department of Justice and the FBI to discuss goals for confirmations and work backwards to determine when candidate names must be submitted to begin background investigations
Meet with the Office of Government Ethics (through August)


Design processes for identifying and vetting PAS position candidates (June–July)
Categorize all positions into priority tiers (e.g., Wave I positions, Wave II positions, Wave III positions) (June–July)

Presidential Transition Guide, ch. 3, Determine Priority Presidential Appointments

Build out the staffing and vetting team (June–July)