Publications

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...

Presidential Transition Act Summary

March 10, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Laws and Regulations

Presidential Transition Act Summary

Introduction In passing the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, Congress explained: “Any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the United States and its people.” To promote the orderly transfer of power, Congress established a framework for the federal government to prepare for...

The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

November 1, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Laws and Regulations

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...

Guidance on Temporary Transition Appointment Authorities

January 9, 2017

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: Appointees,Laws and Regulations,Office of Personnel Management

Memo from Beth Cobert, Acting Director Office of Personnel Management, providing guidance on the temporary transition Schedule C presidential appointments and noncareer and limited term Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment authorities available following the inauguration.

Presidential Transition Handbook: The Role of Inspectors General and the Transition to a New Administration

October 4, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2016,Laws and Regulations,Management,Policy

This handbook has been prepared by Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. It is for for transition teams, as well as new Administration officials. It is designed to provide a quick overview of the role of the Inspector General (IG), their processes, reports, independence, and role in the transition. It includes an overview...

White House Executive Orders

January 20, 2016

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Laws and Regulations,Policy

Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies.

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Memorandum for Deputy Secretaries

December 17, 2015

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: Laws and Regulations

Memo written by Howard Sheklanski that addresses how agencies should work with Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) during the last year of an administration. The memo states that agencies should avoid midnight regulations and should complete their highest priority rulemakings by summer to reduce end-of-year scramble.