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.

Memo from OMB to President’s Management Council on Transition Directions

July 18, 2008

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2008,Appointees,George W. Bush,National Security,Office of Management and Budget

Memo from Deputy Director for Management Clay Johnson to members of the President’s Management Council (PMC) regarding directions and timelines for activities for the presidential transition. This memo from OMB is dated July 18, 2008 and a copy was sent to White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. Goals for activities are to help ensure...

Bush–Cheney Transition Director Memo on Transition

June 14, 2001

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2000,George W. Bush,Historical,Transition Management

Memorandum documenting the lessons learned by Clay Johnson, lead for the Bush–Cheney 2000 presidential transition. He focuses on all aspects of the transition process from stakeholder management, staffing the White house, appointing the Cabinet to building and managing a rapidly growing, temporary team.

Memorandum on Congressional Relations During Transition

April 10, 2001

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2000,George W. Bush,Transition Management

This memorandum, written by Dave Gribbin, Director of Congressional Relations for the George W. Bush transition, discusses lessons learned in his role during the transition. Gribbin discusses what actions he advocates future transitions should do and what actions they should not do.

Memorandum of Understanding Between President-elect George W. Bush and the White House

December 18, 2000

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2000,George W. Bush,Historical,Transition Management

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Office of President-elect Bush and the Clinton administration establishes the relationship between the transition team and the outgoing White House as required by the Presidential Transition Act. It includes provisions for transition procedures, identification of transition contacts and access to non-public government and transition information. This document was...

Bush-Cheney Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

December 15, 2000

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2000,Ethics,George W. Bush,Historical

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of President-elect Bush’s transition team. The document includes guidelines for conflicts of interest, accessing non-public information, accepting gifts and other standards of conduct expected from employees of the presidential transition team.

2000 White House Memo on Presidential Transition Guidance

September 16, 2021

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2000,Bill Clinton,George W. Bush,John Kerry

Memorandum from White House Chief of Staff John Podesta to heads of executive departments and agencies regarding presidential transition guidance during the election recount in Florida. November 13, 2000 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies From: John Podesta, Chief of Staff Subject: Presidential Transition Guidance A number of agencies have raised questions...