Publications

Presidential Transition Act Summary

March 10, 2020

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

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...

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

November 6, 2019

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

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.

Guide for Incoming Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management

September 6, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,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...

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries

March 8, 2018

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Agency Landing Teams,Appointees,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...

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

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries

January 11, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

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

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries

The guide for incoming cabinet secretaries is designed to support a 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 secretaries and the most recently available calendars for former secretaries following a general...

The Center of Government: Using the Center of Government to Maximize Policy Execution

November 3, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: 2016,Management,Policy

A framework developed by the Partnership for Public Service and PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), which describes the entities and relationships that a president has available to implement policy and manage the government enterprise. The report depicts the White House offices, key personnel, policy and management councils and the role of the Office of Management and Budget as...

Priority Position Descriptions for Senate Confirmed Appointments

October 13, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: 2016,Appointees,Appointments

This document features over one hundred sample job descriptions for senior positions that are presidential appointments which are Senate confirmed (PAS). This file has position descriptions for senior roles in 28 agencies. Data includes prior appointees, responsibilities and authorities for roles including Secretary/Director/Administrator, Deputy, CFO, General Council, Inspector General and other key management and policy...

Agency Briefing Book Sample Table of Contents

October 6, 2016

Publication Type: Tools and Templates

Publication Tags: Agencies

This template provides agency transition leaders a table of contents and structure for the briefing materials they will prepare to brief the incoming administration about their agency. This format was developed based on interviews with prior incoming administration leaders, agency transition leads and OMB to maximize the effectiveness of the agency briefings.