Resources for White House Coordinators
When an incumbent president seeks reelection, White House staff have two important transition-related duties. They must prepare the president’s policy agenda and create a staffing plan for a second term and follow statutorily required preparations to pass the baton if a new president is elected. Below is guidance, research and sample documents to help White House personnel succeed in these endeavors.
Presidential Transition Guide
The 2020-21 Presidential Transition: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
The States of Our Union
Presidential Transitions are a Perilous Moment for National Security
Effective presidential transitions can earn the public’s trust
Advice to Incoming Agency Leaders From Those Who Have Been There
OMB Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
Memo from Acting Office of Management and Budget Director, Russell Vought, to agency heads with guidance on presidential transition preparations and implementing the Presidential Transition Act dated April 4, 2020. This memo includes guidance on the timetable of agency actions, including which agencies will participate in the Agency Transition Directors Council (ATDC) and other agencies who will name a transition point of contact.