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Tips for federal agencies when creating transition briefing materials 
By law and tradition, the creation of agency briefing materials for an incoming administration is one of the critical parts of a presidential transition. However, federal law does not specify what contents should be included in these materials. The tips below—informed by best practices and advice from career leaders and teams involved in previous transitions, including those summarized in our agency transition guide—are designed to help agencies make these materials as useful as possible.
Presidential Transition
July 11, 2024
Former Democratic and Republican officials tell college students about the importance of presidential transition planning
We hosted a panel discussion on the importance of presidential transition planning and provided an information session focused on 2024 election readiness and opportunities for recent college graduates to get involved in public service.
Presidential Transition
June 27, 2024
Second-term turnover of Bush, Obama political appointees: A challenge faced by two-term presidents  
Our analysis examines the turnover of Senate confirmed presidential appointees during the second term of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in major departments and agencies, excluding ambassadors, U.S. marshals and attorneys. 
Political Appointment / Presidential Transition
June 20, 2024
LGBTQ+ Service in the Executive Branch
This week marks the beginning of Pride month, a time in which we reflect on the history and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community and reaffirm our unwavering support for equality and inclusivity. The Partnership for Public Service and Center for Presidential Transition honor the service of countless LGBTQ+ public servants who have served across administrations.
Political Appointment
June 06, 2024
Placing political appointee turnover in the Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden administrations in context 
Given the long hours and tough responsibilities at Cabinet agencies, presidents can expect departures among Senate-confirmed leadership. While turnover is expected, high departure rates can pose significant challenges for day-to-day agency operations and long-term planning. 
Political Appointment / Presidential Transition
May 30, 2024
Prominent Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have served in federal government 
As we celebrate Asian and Pacific Heritage Month, it’s crucial to recognize the significant contributions made by Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans to our federal government.
May 09, 2024