The Pace of Appointments and Confirmations to Senate-confirmed Positions During a President’s First Two Years

January 26, 2023

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointees,Data,Joe Biden

Presidents are responsible for about 4,000 political appointments, about 1,200 of which require Senate confirmation. The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition has been tracking the rate of submissions and confirmations for each of the last few administrations. The following data was compiled to compare how President Joe Biden’s first two years in...

Biden-Harris Transition Contributions and Expenditures

February 19, 2021

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,Historical,Joe Biden

Report of the contributions received by the Biden-Harris Transition Team and the expenses incurred reported to the General Services Administration (GSA) as required by the Presidential Transition Act.

Letter from GSA Administrator Ascertaining Apparent Winner of 2020 Election

November 23, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Ascertainment,GSA,Joe Biden,National Security,Security Clearance

Letter ascertaining the winner of the 2020 presidential election from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy to President-elect Joe Biden on Nov. 23, 2020, which triggers to resources and support from the General Services Administration in support of the presidential transition.

Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan

September 30, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,Ethics,Joe Biden

As required by law, the Biden-Harris Transition Team released their ethics plan and code of ethical conduct, which transition team members are required to abide by throughout the presidential transition. The code addresses conflicts of interest, lobbying, access to non-public information, engaging with federal agencies and federal property and soliciting and accepting gifts.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Joe Biden and GSA

September 3, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,GSA,Joe Biden,Transition Management

The 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Joe Biden transition team and the General Services Administration establishing the support and services the transition team will receive as described in the Presidential Transition Act. This document was signed by the Elizabeth Cain from GSA and a representative from the eligible candidate.