The Presidential Transition
In March, President Obama signed the Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act, which aims to help future presidential candidates navigate the transition process while clarifying the nonpartisan support role of the General Services Administration. As a result, the handover between the Obama White House and the incoming Trump administration is on tract to unfold with more seriousness and less frenzy than past changeovers.
December 28, 2017 Never before have the roles of government workers taken on such significance. But there could be consequences to using their power to undermine the administration.
December 20, 2017 Johnson demands documents, citing agency’s “failure” to honor privacy while helping Mueller probe.
December 18, 2017 Letter from Trump counsel claiming that the transition emails were private and privileged largely seen as a political move.
November 6, 2017 Vanity Fair’s Michael Lewis wrote a scathing narrative about the “stunningly unqualified” political leadership at the department.
November 1, 2017 Resistance to Congress’ nonpartisan auditing arm is unusual, but not unprecedented.
October 11, 2017 Watchdog report to Democratic lawmakers finds no misspent funds.
September 29, 2017 Rules also offer flexibility that may benefit the White House, however.
June 16, 2017 The team’s lawyer reportedly instructed them to preserve documents relevant to the federal inquiries into election interference.
April 11, 2017 Academics count numbers and key positions from White House personnel shop.
March 7, 2017 Despite agency dependence on acting leaders, conservative would purge "leftists."
March 6, 2017 Websites list dozens of acting officials at many agencies, with new leaders just arriving.
March 2, 2017 GSA had put out a bid for courses aimed at orienting White House staff and nominees in the ways of government.
February 28, 2017 He’s always relied on a close circle of advisers.
February 15, 2017 One in 10 senior executives depart during that time period, research finds.
February 2, 2017 Republicans portray Rep. Mulvaney as passionate, but Dems reject his past "brinksmanship."
January 27, 2017 There’s plenty of reason to believe changes and glitches are just par for the course.
January 26, 2017 In addition to the key leadership vacancies, the federal hiring freeze also could hobble operations.
January 25, 2017 Past efforts to eliminate or upend federal agencies achieved little success.
January 25, 2017 Uploading the whitehouse.gov website really does not take that long.
January 24, 2017 Trump has moved 23 percent faster than Obama and Bush in filling cabinet, but lower-tier positions are lagging, analysis shows.
January 24, 2017 Rep. Cummings says he is “more concerned than ever” after meeting with ethics director.
January 20, 2017 The Senate confirmed the first two members of the new president’s administration: James Mattis as defense secretary and John Kelly as homeland security secretary.
January 20, 2017 ACLU and CREW seek documents associated with the president’s hotel lease and climate change policies.
January 20, 2017 New presidents typically unveil a broad budget plan in February, and a more detailed version in spring.
January 19, 2017 Most are career employees who will serve as temporary heads.
January 19, 2017 News report on major budget cuts comes as Perry backs off vow to eliminate Energy.
January 19, 2017 President-elect knows public servants make sacrifices that go unrecognized, spokesman says.
January 18, 2017 A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
January 18, 2017 Oversight chairman had asked Shaub to talk privately on handling Trump conflicts.
January 18, 2017 Zinke also says he will protect federally controlled land from sale or transfer.
January 17, 2017 What federal leaders can expect in the coming months.
January 17, 2017 One in four feds say they will not be able to carry out their agencies' mission under Trump.
January 17, 2017 Required by highway bill, Donovan sets up accelerated environmental review procedures.
January 13, 2017 Management really matters for this high-potential but hazardous approach.
January 13, 2017 Partisans on House Oversight panel duel over handling of Trump’s potential conflicts.
January 12, 2017 OPM chief says Obama personnel reforms will survive future administrations.
January 12, 2017 Trump housing secretary nominee and retired neurosurgeon plans to do a lot of listening, if confirmed, he told senators.
January 12, 2017 But the the 2004 law that created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence creates some hurdles as well.
January 11, 2017 Bipartisan reflections and recommendations for the next administration.
January 11, 2017 President-elect’s announcement of new trust doesn’t address Washington’s Old Post Office.