September 09, 2016

Experts to Discuss How the Next Administration Can Make Policy Promises Real

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, September 13, the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition will hold a discussion with federal management experts on how sound management can enable the next administration to enact its campaign promises.

On the campaign trail, the presidential candidates promise swift action on new policies. Come January, the next occupant of the Oval Office will need to transform these promises into actions that produce positive outcomes for the American people.

“The success of an administration can rise—and fall—based on its competence in managing the government,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Inattention to government management has consequences, and history has shown that there is a heavy political price to pay when things go wrong.”

“If our next president expects to turn ideas into action, the transition is where that work begins,” said Stier. At the event, former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Scott Gould, former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and administrator of the General Services Administration Denise Turner Roth will discuss the critical management issues facing the new administration and how a robust management agenda will enable the next president to respond to challenges and achieve results. The Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government will also release “Making Government Work for the American People: A Management Roadmap for the New Administration”

WHAT: Panel discussion with former senior government officials on how management can enable the next administration to enact their policy promises

WHO: Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs Sean O’Keefe, former administrator, NASA Dan Chenok, executive director, IBM Center for The Business of Government Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m., registration)

WHERE: Partnership for Public Service 1100 New York Ave, NW, Suite 200 East Washington, D.C.

MEDIA PLEASE REGISTER WITH Erika Walter, 202-775-9111 or [email protected]

BACKGROUND: The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. It works to revitalize federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and transforming the way government works by strengthening the civil service and systems that support it. The Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition is designed to help presidential candidates navigate the transition process, prepare political appointees to lead effectively and work with the outgoing administration to encourage a smooth transfer of power. Learn more at

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