The Presidential Transition

Trump-Biden Transition Revealed Weaknesses That Should be Addressed, Report Finds

Suggestions include clarifying OMB’s budget and regulatory roles during transfers of power, and making fewer steps contingent upon GSA’s ascertainment of election results.

Analysis: Trump’s DOJ Was More Dangerous Than We Knew

Revelations since Biden’s inauguration are adding detail to a portrait of ethical decay at the department.

White House Blames Transition in Part for Delay in Releasing Budget Preview

Not having a confirmed budget office leader was another factor, said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Biden Administration Gives Agencies More Time to Appoint Officials to Transition-Designated Positions

Agencies said they needed more time to appoint individuals to help segue from Trump's policies to Biden's.

Rocky Presidential Transition Prompts Calls for Changes in the Law 

The delay in the formal start of the changeover, coronavirus pandemic and President Trump’s lawsuits all presented challenges. 

6 Ways New Appointees Can Work Effectively With Career Federal Employees

Advice from a former Obama administration official on how to smooth the transition.

GovExec Daily: Records Transfer and the Trump Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the show to discuss the concerns about the Trump administration's records management.

Records Transfer from the Trump White House is a Work in Progress

Watchdog groups and Democratic lawmakers have raised concerns about Trump officials’ records management. 

How Age Diversity in a Presidential Cabinet Could Affect Policies and Programs

Millennials and boomers advising Biden can look for common ground on climate change, student loan debt and other key issues.

The Government Donald Trump Left Behind

Trump ultimately fell short on many of his signature promises, but his administration’s successes in cutting taxes, rolling back regulations and reshaping the judiciary will cast a long shadow.

GovExec Daily: The Biden Inauguration

Courtney Bublé and Tom Shoop join the podcast to discuss the new administration and Wednesday's festivities.

Viewpoint: Outgoing Political Appointees Deserve Recognition

Their professionalism and hard work alongside career employees during the pandemic should not be dismissed.

An Unprecedented Transition Comes to an End

Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

GovExec Daily: Inaugurations and Presidential Mandates

Dr. Julia Azari joins the podcast to discuss Joe Biden's mandate amidst a pandemic and a deeply divided public.

Biden's DHS Pick Defends Ethics Record, Promises Morale Boost for Workforce

Alejandro Mayorkas faces sharp questions over prior controversy despite praise for his service.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Goes Into National Lockdown Ahead of Inauguration 

The agency said the “precautionary” move was “not in response to any significant events” occurring inside its facilities.