Publications

Peaceful Transfer of Power Transcript

January 21, 2020

Publication Tags: 2016,Barack Obama,George W. Bush

Few have served with more distinction than Josh Bolten and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In this conversation, they talk about three types of transitions – into government, to a second term, and the handoff to the next administration.  Listen, rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.

Annotated Outline for the “Liaison Roadmap”

January 20, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2008,Agencies,Barack Obama,Historical

This template from the Obama-Biden Transition Project details the information required in a 20-page Liaison Roadmap. The Liaison Roadmap includes three sections: an executive summary, an overview of the agency and a discussion of the high-priority issues facing the agency.

Secretary Jack Lew’s calendar during the first few months of his term

July 31, 2013

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Appointees,Appointments,Barack Obama,Historical,Management

This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Secretary Lew during his first few months in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the secretary’s calendar are not released publicly.

Obama Administration’s 2009 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff

August 9, 2020

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Barack Obama,Congress,Data,Historical

Obama administration’s 2009 annual report to Congress on White House staff. The list includes the names, titles, salaries and statuses (full-time, part-time or detailee) of White House staff members. This report includes 487 employees — 454 full-time staffers, 1 part-time staffer and 32 detailees as of July 1, 2009.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s calendar during the first few weeks of the Obama administration

February 28, 2009

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2008,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,Barack Obama,Historical,Management

  This calendar provide detailed information regarding the day to day activities of Attorney General Holder during his first few weeks in office. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, certain limited aspects of the attorney general’s calendar are not released publicly.

Obama-Biden Transition Project Campaign Crossover Policy

November 23, 2008

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2008,Barack Obama,Ethics,Historical,Transition Management

This memoradnum, written by the Obama-Biden Transition Project’s general counsel, sets parameters for the incoming transition team members joining from Obama for America 2008. The memo covers engagement in partisan political activities, promotion of political causes in accordance to the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, and appropriate use of files and documents that were used for former campaigns.