Publications

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

September 6, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Best Practice,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...

Partnership for Public Service 2017 Annual Report

May 31, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Build Networks of Support,Develop Strong Leaders,Engage Employees,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent,Modernize Management Systems,Presidential Transition

Partnership for Public Service 2017 Annual Report

For the past 16 years, we have proposed solutions to some of the most challenging questions for our federal institutions. How can the government attract the best talent and develop and support good leaders? How can the government deliver excellent customer service? And how can the public be encouraged to care not just about what...

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

March 8, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Best Practice,Donald Trump,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...

Presidential Transition Guide

January 17, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: Appointments,Ethics,Historical,Policy,Transition Management,White House

Presidential Transition Guide

The Partnership’s comprehensive guide to the activities required during the transition. This updated guide, produced in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, features detailed outlines of the transition practices, archival materials from past transitions, and recommendations for a successful presidential transition.

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...

Agency Transition Guide

August 22, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Engage Employees,Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,Best Practice,Center for Presidential Transition,Donald Trump,Management,Policy,Transition Management

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...

A Guide for Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Leaders Preparing for the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

April 21, 2017

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Topic: Engage Employees,Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Best Practice,Management

As part of our ongoing efforts to support new appointees, the Partnership for Public Service has developed a guidance checklist for Cabinet secretaries and agency leaders to prepare for the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). In early May, OPM will release the survey to several hundred thousand employees across approximately 80 federal agencies and their...

The Transition Partners’ Proposed Management Priorities

March 5, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Presidential Transition

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Management,Policy

Beginning in March 2016, several government management organizations—the transition partners—came together to advance the common goal of ensuring a smooth, safe and effective presidential transition. Our purpose was to help the next administration be ready to govern from day one. The transition partners identified six management priorities vital for the success of the administration’s policy...