Transition planning is necessary, because 43% Cabinet secretaries, deputy secretaries and undersecretaries during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations have left within the first six months of the second presidential term, according to new data from the Partnership for Public Service.
Crowds haven’t chased Donald Trump into a hotel nor overrun the White House like they did in the 1829 inauguration of Andrew Jackson. But the election and transition have been heated. Now the new administration must get down to work. David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some insight into the challenges beyond Day One.
David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition, will discuss what his office is doing in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential election, and Eric Katz, staff writer for Government Executive, will discuss what a President Clinton or a President Trump would mean for federal agencies and employees. August 19, 2016
Transitions between presidencies are complex, and one of the major concerns for the team in charge of making sure nothing goes wrong in one critical area – national security.
With one year left until Inauguration Day, the Partnership for Public Service’s new Center for Presidential Transition is encouraging candidates and federal employees to begin preparing now for the next administration. Career feds should be prepared to tell incoming new leaders what their agencies do and how they can help.
Maybe it’s the size of the budget. Maybe it’s the growing number of agencies and policies. But presidential transitions seem to demand greater and greater attention with each turnover. A couple of Washington groups have already formed transition efforts focused on getting the next President, whoever it is, up to speed in a hurry. Now the Partnership for Public Service has formed the Center for Presidential Transition. David Eagles, the partnership’s director for this effort, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the details.