What is the White House Transition Coordinating Council?
The White House Transition Coordinating Council stands as a cornerstone for the seamless transfer of power between presidential administrations. It serves as a central coordinating body to oversee transition efforts, providing resources, information and expertise to a potential incoming administration.
Presidential Transition
April 11, 2024
Catch 2024: Advice for political appointees on navigating an election year
Keep satellites in orbit! Keep the lead out of the drinking water! Keep your cool, even though you have no idea, as a political appointee, whether you will have a job next year. This is the dilemma appointees face in an election year.
Political Appointment
March 28, 2024
Positions in the federal government never held by women
As we celebrate Women’s History Month both in the U.S. and worldwide, it’s a good time to examine the contributions women have made in the federal government.
Political Appointment / Presidential Transition
March 13, 2024
Are you Ready to Serve as a political appointee?
The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition helps aspiring appointees by providing a wealth of information through our nonpartisan Ready to Serve® centralized online resource.  
Ready to Serve
February 28, 2024
Proposed Senate legislation would strengthen presidential transition support for agencies
Following the last four presidential elections, the Partnership for Public Service and our Center for Presidential Transition have collected lessons learned on transition activities, which have helped inform four rounds of bipartisan laws passed to bring the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 in line with modern transition practices.
Presidential Transition
February 15, 2024
CBS’ Margaret Brennan and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during the Center for Presidential Transition 2024 kickoff.
Getting By With a Little Help From Your Friends: How Outside Groups Support Presidential Transitions
Given the incredible complexity of managing the federal government, new presidents have found outside think tanks and other organizations to be helpful partners as sources of expertise, personnel and broad perspectives. 
January 31, 2024