Incoming Administration

The Center for Presidential Transition is providing a single clearinghouse for transition planning and execution. We have a permanent collection of all the resources necessary to facilitate a smooth transfer of power and knowledge including a month-by-month timeline that takes teams through each step of the transition process, whitepapers on the importance of management in the lead-up to a new administration and historical documents from past efforts.

Agency Review

The agency review team is responsible for collecting information about the unique roles and responsibilities of each major department and agency of the federal government, and providing information that is relevant, useful and important to the new administration.

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The goal of a presidential transition team is not only to help the president-elect prepare to take office, but to fill roughly 4,000 politically appointed positions, including more than 1,000 jobs requiring Senate confirmation.

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The operations and support functions of the transition team must provide the backbone for a fast moving, rapidly growing and changing office from spring of the election year through the inauguration.

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It is the job of the presidential transition policy team to prioritize the major issues and campaign promises that a candidate ran on and lay the groundwork for these policies to be implemented once the president-elect takes office.

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Looking for assistance?

The Center offers assistance to the president-elect and his teams on how to set up and execute a successful transition.

For more information, please contact Shannon Carroll at [email protected].


Guide for Incoming Cabinet Secretaries

Calendars of Former Secretaries of the Obama Administration’s First Term

Guide for Incoming Cabinet Deputy Secretaries