Publications and Resources

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2020 Agency Transition Guide

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,Management,Policy,Transition Management

2020 Agency Transition Guide

Federal agencies face a cascading series of challenges before and after a presidential election and into the early months of a new administration. Throughout the transition, the Partnership for Public Service brought together agency transition leaders from nearly 40 agencies to help improve this process. From these convenings, the Partnership and the Boston Consulting Group have...

2020 Presidential Transition Guide

May 1, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Ethics,Laws and Regulations,Management,Second term,Transition Management

2020 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...

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

September 6, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Agencies,Appointees,Management

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

The guide for incoming assistant secretaries for administration and management (ASAM) is designed to support an ASAM lead effectively from their first day. It has been developed with input from current and former ASAMs and lists key actions a new ASAM can take to accelerate their impact during their first month on the job. It...

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

March 8, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Appointees,Management

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

The guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries is designed to support a deputy secretary lead effectively from their first day. It lists what they need to know, who they need to meet and what they need to communicate. The checklist incorporates feedback from former deputy secretaries and the most recently available calendars for former deputy...