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.

The Precedent for Pre-Inaugural Hearings

December 16, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointees,Congress

Pre-inaugural hearings help ensure that a new president’s team is confirmed quickly and are ready to govern on day one. These hearings are traditionally granted to nominees for senior Cabinet positions and are essential at the start of a new administration.

President Obama Cabinet Nominations Data

July 28, 2020

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Congress,Data

Data on President Barack Obama’s Cabinet nominations from the Senate. This includes nominees’ names and dates of their nomination announcement, hearing, received in the Senate and confirmation.

2020 Agency Transition Guide

Publication Type: Research and Publications

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

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...

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

September 6, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Agencies,Appointees,Management

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

The guide for incoming assistant secretaries for administration and management (ASAM) is designed to support an ASAM lead effectively from their first day. It has been developed with input from current and former ASAMs and lists key actions a new ASAM can take to accelerate their impact during their first month on the job. It...

The First Two Weeks: A Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

March 8, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Appointees,Management

The First Two Weeks: A Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

This guide and checklist for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries is designed to support a deputy secretary lead effectively from their first day. It lists what they need to know, who they need to meet and what they need to communicate. It incorporates feedback from former deputy secretaries and calendars for former deputy secretaries in the...