Publications

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

March 8, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Best Practice,Donald Trump,Management

The guide 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. The checklist incorporates feedback from former deputy secretaries and the most recently available calendars for former deputy...

The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

November 1, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Laws and Regulations,White House

The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 aims to encourage the president to fill the critical leadership positions requiring Senate confirmation ( so-called PAS positions) by limiting the amount of days someone can serve in those roles in an acting capacity. So who can fill a vacant PAS position? How long can an acting official...

Agency Transition Guide

August 22, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Engage Employees,Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,Best Practice,Center for Presidential Transition,Donald Trump,Management,Policy,Transition Management

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...