Presidential Transition

Presidential Transition

Preparing to lead the nation, whether as a presidential hopeful or an incumbent seeking a second term, requires extensive planning on personnel, 政策, the budget 和 governance.

这项过渡工作必须在总统竞选期间开始,这样新政府才能在第一天就做好执政的准备, 和 so that a second-term president will be prepared for the unique opportunities 和 challenges of a second term.

Managed well, this planning can lead to lasting successes in management 和 政策 implementation. H和led poorly, a president may lose precious time 和 create challenges that last the duration of a presidency.  

Center for Presidential Transition®

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition® 这个国家最重要的无党派信息和资源来源是否旨在帮助总统候选人及其团队为新政府和现任总统准备第二任期奠定基础.

The Center provides critical assistance on organizing a presidential transition; helps career officials prepare for incoming leadership; offers guidance to political appointees on unique aspects of government management; promotes transition improvements; 和 provides guidance on second term planning.

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Ready to Govern®

Ready to Govern® 一系列90分钟的入门课程是为了帮助即将上任的政治任命者和联邦领导人在一个复杂的联邦组织中穿行,并成功地扮演他们的新角色吗.

被任命者可以参加多达11个模块,这些模块的内容来自与联邦领导人的数百次对话. These sessions are led by bipartisan faculty comprised of current or former political appointees 和 career executives.

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Ready to Serve

我们的 “随时服务”资源为有抱负的政治任命者提供导航联邦任命过程所需的信息和工具. We help prospective appointees learn about possible roles, background checks, ethics requirements, 和, for the most senior-level positions, the Senate confirmation process.

在华盛顿白宫国宴厅举行的虚拟仪式上,美国总统乔·拜登出席了总统任命人员的宣誓就职仪式, DC, after being sworn in at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021. (盖蒂)

Political Appointee Tracker

Presidents are required to fill roughly 4,000 politically appointed government positions, including more than 1,200 jobs that require Senate confirmation. Despite the importance of these jobs, there is no up-to-date source of information about who holds these positions, which jobs are vacant or the status of Senate confirmations.

The Political Appointee tracker, run by the Partnership 和 The Washington Post, addresses this problem, 让我们看到,无论哪个党派控制国会和白宫,我们的政府都在为填补参议院确认的关键职位而不断挣扎.


Transition Lab

Transition Lab is a podcast that offers listeners an in-depth look at presidential transitions, 和 their 历史 和 place in American democracy. Episodes feature luminaries from government, 政治和学术界,探索主题包括权力和平转移的起源,过渡规划和执行状态在当今快速发展的世界.


Advisory Board

Former Chief of Staff to President George W. 布什

Former United States Senator, Former Chair of the Biden-Harris Transition

Former Governor of Utah, Former Chair of the Romney Readiness Project

Former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton


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The Center for Presidential Transition’s comprehensive guide on the activities required during the transition. This guide for the 2020 presidential election cycle was produced in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group.

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联邦机构在总统大选前后以及新政府上台的最初几个月都面临着一连串的挑战. Throughout the transition, 电子竞技押注平台伙伴关系汇集了近40个机构的过渡领导人,以帮助改善这一进程.

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March 13, 2024

Introduction In passing the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, 国会解释说:“行政权力移交引起的任何混乱都可能对美国及其人民的安全和福祉产生不利影响.”

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September 14, 2023
The States of Our Union
Working with State 和 Local Partners to Achieve Change
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April 25, 2023
Effective presidential transitions can earn the public’s trust
Almost half of Americans are unsure a 2024 transition would be peaceful

只有在公众相信相关人员会尊重民主选举的结果,并重视新政府在上任前就做好执政准备的必要性的情况下,总统的过渡才能有效. 美国总统权力交接中心(Center for Presidential Transition®)进行了一项具有全国代表性的调查,以了解美国人对总统权力交接习俗的看法. The survey found that 56% of Americans agreed a peaceful transition would take place if a different c和idate wins in 2024. By contrast, 44% of Americans did not think a transfer would be peaceful or were unsure. The public’s doubt should serve as both a call to action 和 an opportunity. 政府领导人和中心这样的组织必须支持公众理解和平过渡作为我们民主的一个关键功能的重要性.

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January 19, 2023

As President Joe Biden’s administration enters its third year, conventional wisdom suggests there will be a number of key changes to the leadership teams running federal agencies. Some senior officials will get promoted while others will leave. Some will just be starting their jobs after finally getting through the lengthy Senate confirmation process. In the past six months, about 230 people have been confirmed by the Senate to begin work in key leadership roles.

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August 01, 2022
(Not so) Privileged nomination calendar
Nominees in a streamlined confirmation process are taking almost 50% longer to confirm than all other nominees

The Senate created the privileged nomination process more than a decade ago, 这一程序旨在加快对大约280个通常没有争议的职位提名的确认. Despite this well-intentioned effort, nominees on the privileged calendar are worse off today than they were before the reform was adopted.

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May 24, 2022


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January 20, 2022

这份由伙伴关系和波士顿咨询集团撰写的报告回顾了2020-21年的总统过渡,并提出了改善未来权力转移的关键建议. Read our findings 和 watch our special report release event to learn more.

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January 10, 2022

电子竞技押注平台伙伴组织的总统过渡中心自2016年底以来一直在追踪参议院批准的总统任命. 今年, we tracked 和 analyzed how President Joe Biden’s first year in office compares with the previous three presidents, examining his nominations 和 confirmations from Jan. 20, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021.

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August 09, 2021

使用由电子竞技押注平台伙伴组织和《电子竞技押注平台》编制的政治任命跟踪数据以及专家分析, this report highlights key trends in filling Senate-confirmed positions 和 in the nomination 和 confirmation process.

April 14, 2021

Despite unprecedented challenges, President Biden oversaw one of the most well-planned presidential transitions in U.S. 历史. The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition supported this process behind the scenes, 在拜登团队准备就职之际,为其提供重要见解,并与政府各利益攸关方合作,促进有效的权力交接.