Publications and Resources

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Memorandum of Understanding Between Trump for America and GSA

August 1, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,GSA

The 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Trump for American transition team and the General Services Administration establishing the support and services the transition team will receive as described in the Presidential Transition Act. This document was signed by the GSA Federal Transition Coordinator, Tim Horne, and Trump for America Executive Director, Rich Bagger.

Memo on Transition Accomplishments Summary from Vice President-elect Mike Pence

January 19, 2017

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Transition Management

Memo on Transition Accomplishments Summary from Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Memorandum from Vice President-elect Mike Pence to President-elect Donald Trump with a summary of transition accomplishments. Topics included are presidential appointments, legislative affairs, communications and correspondence, website, agency action (agency review), policy implementation, president-elect support, Office of Nationwide Engagement, financials and transition statistics.

Guidance on Temporary Transition Appointment Authorities

January 9, 2017

Publication Type: Historical Documents

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

Memo from Beth Cobert, Acting Director Office of Personnel Management, providing guidance on the temporary transition Schedule C presidential appointments and noncareer and limited term Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment authorities available following the inauguration.

Governmentwide Moratorium on Senior Executive Service (SES) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Cases

November 18, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Agencies,Management,Office of Management and Budget

Memo from Beth Cobert, Acting Director Office of Personnel Management announcing suspension of agency Senior Executive Service (SES) qualifications review boards (QRB) when agency heads depart, and across all agencies as of December 7, 2016. This memo also details the required resignations for non-term presidential appointees.

President-elect Trump Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

November 16, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Ethics,Historical

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of President-elect Trump’s transition team. The document includes guidelines for accepting gifts, disclosing previous lobbying experience, disqualifications associated with conflicts of interest, and other standards of conduct expected from employees of the presidential transition team.

Memorandum of Understanding Between President-elect Trump and the White House

November 15, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Transition Management

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Office of President-elect Trump and the White House establishes the relationship between the transition team and the outgoing White House as required by the Presidential Transition Act. This document was signed by the White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, and Chair of President-elect’s Transition Team, Michael Pence.

Trump for America Code of Ethical Conduct

November 10, 2016

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2016,Donald Trump,Ethics,Transition Management

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of the Trump transition team. The document includes guidelines for accepting gifts, disclosing previous lobbying experience, disqualifications associated with conflicts of interest, and other standards of conduct expected from employees of Trump for America.