What is the Center for Presidential Transition?

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition® serves as the premier nonpartisan source of information and resources to help presidential candidates and their teams lay the groundwork for a new administration or for a president’s second term.


Transition Lab Podcast

This new podcast series will give a behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join us for candid discussions with former presidential chief of staffs, transition team leads and other experts.

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Senate Confirmation Process Slows to a Crawl

Our new research has found that Senate confirmation of presidential appointees are taking longer than ever.

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Open Letter from Bipartisan Center for Presidential Transition Advisory Board

This letter stresses the importance of early preparation by President Trump and the Democratic candidates to be equipped for a second term or new administration.

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A Guide for Chief Human Capital Officers: Supporting New Appointees

This guide outlines practices and actions CHCOs can take to build effective relationships with new appointees during their onboarding.

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Presidential Transition Guide

Comprehensive guide to the activities required during the transition, produced in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.

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Agency Transition Guide

Based on convenings with transition leaders from nearly 40 agencies, the Partnership and The Boston Consulting Group have compiled best practices into a guide for senior career leaders.

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Cabinet turnover after re-election highlights the need for 2nd-term transition planning

New data shows that the last three presidents each experienced significant Cabinet-level turnover soon after their 2nd inauguration.

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Federal Position Descriptions

The federal position descriptions provide important information about the Senate confirmed positions across government.

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Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

This guide is designed to help incoming assistant secretaries for administration and management lead effectively from their first day.

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Center for Presidential Transition gears up for 2020 election with new data on second term poilitical appointments and new director David Marchick

November 7, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

2020 programming will reinforce the Center as the ‘go to’ nonpartisan source for presidential transition expertise WASHINGTON – Roughly one year from Election Day, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service launched its 2020 transition efforts for the Center for Presidential Transition – the nation’s premier source of information and resources to help presidential candidates…

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