Publications

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries

February 3, 2021

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: 2020,Appointees,Management

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries

The guide for incoming Cabinet secretaries is designed to support a new secretary lead effectively from day one and make an impact as the leader of a large and complex organization. Informed by insights from senior federal leaders, it outlines best practices to build an effective team, advance the administration’s agenda, and work effectively with key stakeholders.

Letter from GSA Administrator Ascertaining Apparent Winner of 2020 Election

November 23, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,GSA,Joe Biden,National Security,Security Clearance

Letter ascertaining the winner of the 2020 presidential election from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy to President-elect Joe Biden on Nov. 23, 2020, which triggers to resources and support from the General Services Administration in support of the presidential transition.

Top 15 Costs of Delaying the Presidential Transition

November 13, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,Transition Management

With a little over two months before Inauguration Day and the country facing a raging pandemic, an economic crisis and numerous national security and domestic challenges, the cost of withholding critical federal transition support increases every day.

Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan

September 30, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,Ethics,Joe Biden

As required by law, the Biden-Harris Transition Team released their ethics plan and code of ethical conduct, which transition team members are required to abide by throughout the presidential transition. The code addresses conflicts of interest, lobbying, access to non-public information, engaging with federal agencies and federal property and soliciting and accepting gifts.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Joe Biden and GSA

September 3, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,Joe Biden,Transition Management

The 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Joe Biden 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 Elizabeth Cain from GSA and a representative from the eligible candidate.

GSA’s 2020 Presidential Transition Activities 3-Month Report to Congress

August 3, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,National Archives and Records Administration,Office of Government Ethics,Office of Personnel Management

The report that the General Services Administration submitted to Congress on the presidential transition three months ahead of the election, as required by law. This document covers the meetings of the White House Coordinating Council and career Agency Transition Directors Council and activities of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of...

GSA’s 2020 Presidential Transition Activities 6-Month Report to Congress

May 13, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,National Archives and Records Administration,Office of Government Ethics,Office of Personnel Management

The report that the General Services Administration submitted to Congress on the presidential transition six months ahead of the election, as required by law. This document covers the establishment of the White House Coordinating Council and career Agency Transition Directors Council, other activities of the GSA, funding and resources provided to the eligible candidate(s) and...