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Appointments for a New Administration

What positions may be changed during a presidential transition?
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Schooling up? Understanding the Executive Branch

An important part of the Federal government.
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Getting It Right: The Difference Between Running for Office and Running the Government

How are they different?
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New Administration Key Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation:

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Formally Nominated
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Total Cabinet-Level Appointments
Selected White House Advisors Not Needing Senate Confirmation


What Happens During a Presidential Transition?
Looking at the transition process.

The Lexicon of Appointed Positions
Learning the presidential appointment lingo.

Self-Selection is Part of the Application Process
Political appointment show-stoppers.

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Executing a Transition

Executing a presidential transition involves establishing key goals and organizing the infrastructure necessary to achieve them, including:

  • Staffing the White House and the Executive Office of the President, developing a functional decision-making structure and preparing to assume governing responsibility

  • Making more than 4,000 presidential appointments, roughly 1,000 of which require Senate confirmation

  • Getting up to speed on more than 100 federal agencies and organizing and training leadership teams for each
  • Building a full policy platform for the new administration and planning executive actions, a management agenda, a budget proposal and potential legislation to implement those policies

  • Preparing a 100- to 200-day plan for executing the policies laid out by the president during the campaign and getting the new administration off to a quick start

  • Developing a strategy for communicating with the American people, Congress, the media, political appointees, the federal workforce and other stakeholders