Publications

President Truman and President Eisenhower transition letters, 1952

November 10, 2020

Publication Tags: Historical

The Bush-Obama transition is widely seen as the gold standard of smooth transitions, one that took place during two wars and a financial crisis. Not every handoff has been smooth. This exchange of letters between President Truman and Republican presidential candidate Eisenhower show a more heated transfer of power. August 16, 1952  Dear Ike:- I...

President-elect Trump Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

November 16, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Ethics,Historical

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of President-elect Trump’s 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 presidential transition team.

Clinton-Kaine Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

November 7, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Ethics,Hillary Clinton,Historical

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 Personnel Management: Actions Are Needed to Help Ensure the Completeness of Political Conversion Data and Adherence to Policy

September 30, 2016

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Historical,Management

Report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that provides information on conversions of political appointees to career positions, and reviews the implementation and effectiveness of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) policy for reviewing conversions, which went into effect in 2010.

MEMORANDUM: Requirements for the FY 2018 Budget Process

April 29, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Budget,Historical

This memorandum from OMB Director Shaun Donovan to agency and department heads outlines the Obama administration’s plans for the development the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget focusing on a submission that will provide a complete current services budget baseline for an incoming administration. Donovan directs agencies to wait until the new administration, or its transition...