Publications

Presidential Appointments Vetting Guide: Precedents, Authorities, and Case Studies

July 1, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointments,Ethics,Financial Disclosure,Office of Government Ethics,Vetting

This document, prepared by the Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition and the law firms, of Steptoe & Johnson and Holland & Knight, collects historical examples of decisions previous administrations have made when vetting prospective political appointees.  It includes updates for the 2020 presidential transition cycle.

Agency Transition Guide

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,Management,Policy,Transition Management

Tags: 2020

Agency Transition Guide

Federal agencies face a cascading series of challenges before and after a presidential election and into the early months of a new administration. Throughout the transition, the Partnership for Public Service brought together agency transition leaders from nearly 40 agencies to help improve this process.  From these convenings, the Partnership and The Boston Consulting Group have...

Memorandum of Understanding Between Trump for America and GSA

August 1, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,GSA

The 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Trump for American transition team and the General Services Administration establishing the support and services the transition team will receive as described in the Presidential Transition Act. This document was signed by the GSA Federal Transition Coordinator, Tim Horne, and Trump for America Executive Director, Rich Bagger.

Trump Administration Details Efforts to Support Peaceful Presidential Transition

May 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Watchdog group points to “significant ethics problems” among some of the White House Transition Coordinating Council members. By Courtney Buble The General Services Administration is preparing office space at the Commerce Department for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee—presumed to be former Vice President Joe Biden—for use in planning to take the reins of power in...

Honoring Public Servants in the Midst of a Pandemic

May 4, 2020

Publication Type: In the News; Commentary

Government workers have long put their lives on the line to protect us but today, they’re doing so on a massive scale and under the most challenging circumstances. Federal, state, local, and tribal governments deliver vitally important services to the American people every day. Since 1985, Americans have honored our public employees during the first...

Presidential Transition Guide

May 1, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Ethics,Laws and Regulations,Management,Second term,Transition Management

Presidential Transition Guide

The Center for Presidential Transition’s comprehensive guide on the activities required during the transition. This guide for the 2020 presidential election cycle was produced in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. It features detailed outlines of transition best practices, historical materials from past transitions, and recommendations for a successful presidential transition to a new or...

White House Directs Agencies to Plan for Presidential Transition

April 28, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Under the law, agencies have until Friday to designate career officials to oversee planning. Just days ahead of a statutory deadline on Friday, the Trump administration on Monday released guidance for agencies to begin planning for a potential presidential transition next year.  The Office of Management and Budget sent a memo to the heads of all executive...

As first deadline approaches, Biden and Trump camps begin a delicate transition dance

April 27, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The administration has until May 3 to form a committee to begin transition planning, but Democrats worry that Trump will be disruptive. WASHINGTON — It may seem early, but federal law mandates that by Sunday the apparent Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and aides to the president he hopes to unseat must begin planning for...

Memo on Transition Accomplishments Summary from Vice President-elect Mike Pence

January 19, 2017

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Transition Management

Memo on Transition Accomplishments Summary from Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Memorandum from Vice President-elect Mike Pence to President-elect Donald Trump with a summary of transition accomplishments. Topics included are presidential appointments, legislative affairs, communications and correspondence, website, agency action (agency review), policy implementation, president-elect support, Office of Nationwide Engagement, financials and transition statistics.