Publications

The Vacancies Act: Frequently Asked Questions

November 1, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Laws and Regulations,White House

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...

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

October 4, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

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...

Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters

September 30, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Appointees,Laws and Regulations,Office of Personnel Management

To facilitate the transition to a new administration, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its 2016 Presidential Transition Guide. The Guide provides the incoming administration and agency officials with transition responsibilities a detailed description of the various rules, regulations and policies that govern the establishment of transition teams. It includes information regarding the...

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

December 17, 2015

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: Historical,Laws and Regulations,White House

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.

Memo from President George W. Bush Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten on Midnight Regulations

May 9, 2008

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2008,Historical,Laws and Regulations,White House

This memo from Obama administration Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten addressed to the Administrator of the office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and heads of executive departments and agencies explains how agencies should respond to midnight regulations.