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Federal Agencies

December 18, 2018

Overview The various departments and agencies in the executive branch must be prepared for the significant policy and personnel changes that will occur with the election of a new president. In order to do this, agencies should designate a senior career official to serve as a transition coordinator in January of a presidential election year....

Policy

Policy

December 18, 2018

Overview It is the job of the presidential transition policy team to prioritize the major issues and campaign promises that a candidate ran on and lay the groundwork for these policies to be implemented once the president-elect takes office. Policies must be prioritized and built into a formal agenda and implementation plan for the new...

Operations

Operations

December 18, 2018

Overview The operations and support functions of the transition team must provide the backbone for a fast moving, rapidly growing and changing office from spring of the election year through the inauguration. The various components (operations, human resources, legal, communications, congressional relations and president-elect support) can be structured in different ways, such as establishing each...

Appointments

Appointments

December 18, 2018

Incoming Administration Overview The goal of a presidential transition team is not only to help the president-elect prepare to take office, but to fill roughly 4,000 politically appointed positions, including more than 1,000 jobs requiring Senate confirmation. Identifying, selecting and securing Senate confirmation of presidential appointees requires a thorough understanding of the number and types...

Agency Review

Agency Review

December 17, 2018

Incoming Administration Overview The agency review team is responsible for collecting information about the unique roles and responsibilities of each major department and agency of the federal government, and providing information that is relevant, useful and important to the new administration. Incoming leadership needs a clear sense of the strengths, challenges, culture and pressing issues...