The Presidential Transition

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GSA Gives Green Light for Presidential Transition to Biden Administration to Formally Begin

The Biden team can now meet with agency personnel, receive briefing materials and access millions of dollars in funds.

GSA Agrees to Brief Congress on Delayed Transition — Next Week

Briefings will occur on November 30 and will be closed to the press.

The Women Who Could Lead Biden’s Economic Recovery

A significant number of women are being considered for key economic slots in the Biden administration, including as secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Labor.

GovExec Daily: The Effects of the Ascertainment Delay

George Washington University's Steven L. Schooner joins the podcast to discuss GSA chief Emily Murphy's decision to not officially start the transition.

A Brief History of Presidents Snubbing Their Successors – and Why the Founders Favored Civility Instead

'Mind your manners' isn't just something your mother told you. Manners – and civility – are an essential component of how things get done in government, and the Founding Fathers knew it.

VA Asks for Broader Definition of Management in What Union Fears Is an Effort to Purge Members

Union officials said they fear the department’s request to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, combined with President Trump’s controversial Schedule F executive order, could amount to a last-minute effort to strip federal workers of collective bargaining rights.

Democrats Demand GSA Briefing on Delayed Presidential Transition By Monday

House Democrats also question actions by the White House in the run-up to the election. 

GovExec Daily: Transitions Are Not Always Easy

Aron Solomon joins the podcast to discuss previous rocky handoffs between administrations.

Biden Should Act Like ‘CEO’ of Federal Workforce, Experts Suggest

Members of a working group at the National Academy of Public Administration said merely rolling back President Trump’s workforce policies will not be enough to empower federal employees—they will need active support from the top.

Biden Team Says Transition Delay Could Hinder Vaccine Distribution

“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” with the Trump administration, said President-elect Joe Biden earlier this week.

Trump’s Purge of Defense Agencies Comes at a Vulnerable Time for U.S. National Security

Investigations of the 9/11 attacks show that a short, unstable transition between two presidents can weaken U.S security. Trump's sweeping staff changes compound the risk, experts say.

GovExec Daily: The Tech Priorities For the Incoming Administration

Nextgov's Frank Konkel joins the podcast to discuss the the Biden White House's plans for when they take office in January.

Trump Fires DHS Exec Who Disputed President's Baseless Election Fraud Claims

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

Regulatory Affairs Veteran Shares Insights on Trump’s Cutbacks and What Lies Ahead for Biden

"Judge the person relative to what you want them to do," said Jim Tozzi, on selecting a new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator. 

Major Federal Employee Union Urges Biden to Restore Collaborative Labor Relations

NTEU publishes recommendations for the presidential transition, encouraging an end to President Trump’s antagonism of unions.

GovExec Daily: The Incoming Administration's Federal Workforce Priorities

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Biden team's potential plans for the civil service.