Publications

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.

Presidential Transition Guide

January 17, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointments,Ethics,Policy,Transition Management

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 Tags: Laws and Regulations

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 Tags: 2016,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,Appointments,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...

The Transition Partners’ Proposed Management Priorities

March 5, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

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...

From Decisions to Results: Building a More Effective Government Through a Transformed Office of Management and Budget

October 12, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

From Decisions to Results: Building a More Effective Government Through a Transformed Office of Management and Budget

The Office of Management and Budget is the one federal agency that can play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective implementation of programs and policies across the entire government. Besides its budget responsibilities, OMB can and should be doing more as a government-wide catalyst for evidence-based decision-making, innovation, management reform and interagency and intergovernmental...

Transforming the Delivery of Services to the Federal Government: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration

October 12, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Agencies,Enterprise Government,Management

Shared services allows the government to redirect resources to critical mission activities and strategic priorities and provide shared platforms in areas such as cybersecurity, benefits, law enforcement, financial services and defense. Using a shared services provider to carry out these functions enables the government to standardize, reduce and cut administrative costs. It can also enhance...

Presidential Transition Handbook: The Role of Inspectors General and the Transition to a New Administration

October 4, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2016,Laws and Regulations,Management,Policy

This handbook has been prepared by Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. It is for for transition teams, as well as new Administration officials. It is designed to provide a quick overview of the role of the Inspector General (IG), their processes, reports, independence, and role in the transition. It includes an overview...