Resources for the Presidential Transition
A compilation of guides to the presidential changeover from federal agencies, good government groups and the incoming Trump administration.
As the first president-elect with no prior government or military experience prepares to take office and bring more outsiders into Washington, information on ensuring a smooth transition of power is critical.
“Transitions are big, complicated and dangerous,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, last January as his nonprofit launched a website with transition resources. “There is an expectation that the nation’s newly elected president will hit the ground running, but the transition of power and knowledge from one president to another has traditionally been rushed and chaotic, resulting in delays in filling key jobs, policy blunders and management missteps. A lack of thorough preparation could put the nation in jeopardy and seriously impede the progress of a new administration.”
Below are some resources that could be helpful to career federal employees and the incoming Trump team. We will update this list as we come across additional information.
- Greatagain.gov -- The official Trump transition website.
- Transition org chart -- Published in Politico on Nov. 9
- Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters -- The Office of Personnel Management’s guide to the transition.
- Presidential and Congressional Transition -- The Government Accountability Office’s website highlighting work that may be of interest during the transition, including auditors “high-risk list” and reports on federal management challenges. GAO also is offering an app to keep incoming leaders informed.
- Partnership for Public Service Center for Presidential Transition -- The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service launched this site with more than 150 reference documents from past transitions a year before the inauguration.
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