New Ebook: Surviving the Transition to a New Administration

The Obama administration wants to make the 2016-2017 presidential transition the smoothest in history.

During a normal year, federal executives and managers would spend much of the late fall crafting their spending requirements for inclusion in the president’s budget request to Congress early the following year. But 2016 is not a normal year. Instead, government officials are focused on what is potentially a much more unsettling prospect: the transition to a new administration.

The 2016 presidential transition is unfolding earlier and with more deliberation than past changeovers. That’s due, in part, to a new law President Obama signed in March, which establishes funding and a formal organizational framework for the power shift. In this ebook, Government Executive Senior Correspondent Charles S. Clark explains how this transition differs from previous transitions, and offers guidance for career officials on what to expect in the coming weeks. 

Download the ebook, Surviving the Transition to a New Administration, here.