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.

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...

The White House thinks this chart is proof that Trump’s team is better than Obama’s. It isn’t.

April 6, 2017

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Tags: Data,Donald Trump,Ethics

Trump for America Code of Ethical Conduct

November 10, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Ethics,Transition Management

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of the incoming Trump transition team. The document includes guidelines for accepting gifts, disclosing previous lobbying experience, disqualifications associated with conflicts of interest, and other standards of conduct expected from employees of Trump for America.

Clinton-Kaine Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

November 7, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Ethics,Hillary Clinton,Historical,Pre-Election 2016

Tags: Clinton,Code of Conduct,Ethical Conduct,Ethics,Kaine

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of the incoming Clinton transition team. The document includes guidelines for accepting gifts, disclosing previous lobbying experience, disqualifications associated with conflicts of interest, and other standards of conduct expected from employees of the Clinton-Kaine Transition.

Office of Government Ethics Guide for the Presidential Transition Team

August 8, 2016

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Ethics,Financial Disclosure,Office of Government Ethics

The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) transition guide for the White House and their appointees outlines the ethics and reporting process for new appointees. Includes a comprehensive listing of laws and regulations on ethics, investment funds, and financial disclosure.