Presidential Transition Timeline

Outgoing Administration
July 2016


Submit the complete inventory of all presidentially appointed positions to each candidate’s transition team after the nominating conventions are over, along with brief descriptions of responsibilities
Direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to coordinate regular national security briefings for each candidate and his or her staff, in the weeks and months following the nominating convention and up to the election

Presidential Transition Guide, Ch. 7, Prepare for national security handover


Make preparations to share the presidential personnel database with each candidate’s transition team after the convention (June–July)
Work with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to determine the volume of artifacts, gifts and paper, electronic and audiovisual records to be transported out of the White House (January–October)