This memo shares guidance and deadlines on transition planning to the President’s Management Council from the White House and OMB officials, including Alyssa Mastromonaco, Jeff Zients, Chris Lu and Nancy Hogan from August 2012. It includes guidance regarding naming a career agency lead for transition preparations, reviewing lines of succession, preparing agency briefing materials.

This template resume or curriculum vitae from the Romney Readiness Project can be used to evaluate potential political appointees for federal positions. The template includes space for the potential appointee’s career history, education, affiliations, involvements, relevant commentary and recommendations.

This organizational chart displays the structure and personnel distribution of the Romney Readiness Project.

Every four years, just after the presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

This publication contains data (as of June 30, 2012) on over 8,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment (e.g., positions such as agency heads and their immediate subordinates, policy executives and advisors and aides who report to these officials). The duties of many such positions may involve advocacy of administration policies and programs and the incumbents usually have a close and confidential working relationship with the agency head or other key officials.

Report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that explores the legal environment and practices surrounding the presidential transition released in December 2012.

The Romney Readiness Project developed a flowchart which details the steps required in the confirmation process.

Every four years, just after the presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

As of June 30, 2012, this publication contains over 8,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment (e.g., positions such as agency heads and their immediate subordinates, policy executives and advisors and aides who report to these officials). The duties of many such positions may involve advocacy of administration policies and programs and the incumbents usually have a close and confidential working relationship with the agency head or other key officials.

The National Academy of Public Administration published a guidebook that is intended to serve as a one-stop source of information every prospective nominee would need to know about taking one of the near-1,000 full-time presidential-appointed positions across the Executive Branch that requires Senate confirmation (PAS positions).

Talking points for the Romney Transition leadership to communicate to employees and volunteers.
Memo from Romey team reaching out to Capitol Hill relationships ahead of the confirmation process for his political appointees.