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...

Senate Confirmation Process Slows to a Crawl

January 20, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Congress,Second term

Senate Confirmation Process Slows to a Crawl

New data from the Partnership for Public Service found that Senate confirmation of presidential appointees are taking longer than ever. Why it Matters A major presidential responsibility is to fill more than 1,200 political appointments requiring Senate confirmation. Few decisions have a greater impact on the success of an administration than the selection of its people....

Cabinet turnover after re-election highlights the need for 2nd-term transition planning

November 6, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Data,Second term

Cabinet turnover after re-election highlights the need for 2nd-term transition planning

Second-term presidents are faced with monumental challenges and need to be prepared for changes in critical leadership jobs. New data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition shows that the last three presidents each experienced significant Cabinet-level turnover soon after their 2nd inauguration.

GSA Presidential Transition Act Update Letter September 2012

September 28, 2012

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2012,GSA,Historical,Second term

General Services Administration (GSA) second update memo details both planned and ongoing activities being taken by the executive branch to prepare for the possibility of a full transfer of authority to a new president as a result of the 2012 presidential election. The activities are in accordance to the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, Pre-Election...

Memorandum of Understanding between the General Services Administration and the Romney Readiness Project

September 17, 2012

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2012,Budget,GSA,Historical,Mitt Romney,Second term,Transition Management

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes guidelines for obtaining services and facilities made available by the General Services Administration (GSA) to the President-elect and the Vice President-elect and paid out of funds appropriated by the Congress in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, 3 U.S,C. 102 note (Transition Act).

General Services Administration Presidential Transition Act Update Letter June 2012

June 1, 2012

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: GSA,Second term

General Services Administration (GSA) update memo detailing both planned and ongoing activities being taken by the executive branch to prepare for the possibility of a full transfer of authority to a new president as a result of the 2012 presidential election. Also includes a GSA report that outlines GSA’s efforts in support of a possible...