Publications

President Obama Cabinet Nominations Data

July 28, 2020

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Appointees,Congress,Data

Data on President Barack Obama’s Cabinet nominations from the Senate. This includes nominees’ names and dates of their nomination announcement, hearing, received in the Senate and confirmation.

Presidential Appointments Vetting Guide: Precedents, Authorities, and Case Studies

July 1, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointments,Ethics,Financial Disclosure,Office of Government Ethics,Vetting

This document, prepared by the Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition and the law firms, of Steptoe & Johnson and Holland & Knight, collects historical examples of decisions previous administrations have made when vetting prospective political appointees.  It includes updates for the 2020 presidential transition cycle.

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...

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...

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....

A Guide for Chief Human Capital Officers: Supporting New Appointees

January 16, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

A Guide for Chief Human Capital Officers: Supporting New Appointees

This guide outlines leading practices and key actions CHCOs can take to build effective relationships with new appointees during their first weeks and throughout the onboarding process to position them as a trusted advisor. It includes insights and advice from current and former CHCOs, appointees and other federal leaders.

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.