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2017 Presidential Transition Information Resources: U.S. Government Agencies

This guide provides access to information on federal agency management issues facing the incoming Trump-Pence Administration. Consists of resources from government agencies and public policy research institutions.

U.S. Government Agencies

The January 20, 2017 beginning of the Trump-Pence Administration will see new policies enacted and implemented by the this administration.  Numerous government information resources will be prepared to give the incoming administration information on public policy issues facing the country and executive and independent branch agencies.  This guide will list and provide links to presidential transition resources prepared by various U.S. Government agencies.

Code of Federal Regulations (Title 3-Presidential Documents)  (Official Trump transition website-Features announcements about proposed Cabinet nominations and other policymaking appointments)
Office of Personnel Management 2016 Presidential Transition Guide
Public Law 111-283 Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010
Plum Book This Office of Personnel Management & Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee resource lists over 8,000 federal civil service support positions in the executive and legislative branch not subject to competitive appointment such as agency heads and their immediate subordinates.
General Services Administration (GSA) Presidential Transition (This agency administers federal property)
Presidential Transition Directory
Presidential Transitions Act:  Provisions and Funding (Oct. 5, 2016 Congressional Research Service report)
Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations  (Nov. 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service report).

Agency Rules Submitted After June 2, 2016, May be Subject to Disapproval (Nov. 30, 2016 Congressional Research Service report).

Office of Government Ethics:  Responsible for providing leadership and oversight of executive branch ethics programs ro prevent and resolve conflicts of interests.

R.D. Hooker, Jr., ed. Charting a Course:  Strategic Choices for a New Administration (Dec. 12, 2016 National Defense University Press report)
R.D. Hooker, Jr. The NSC Staff:  New Choices for a New Administration (Nov. 15, 2016 National Defense University Press report)
Focusing a Transition:  Challenges Facing the New Administration:  Report by the Defense Business Board
Government Accountability Office (GAO) Presidential and Congressional Transition



Non-governmental:  Allied Van Lines has prepared this infographic on the role they play in facilitating moving outgoing and incoming Presidents and their families.


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