New Administration Key Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation:
Looking at the transition process.
Learning the presidential appointment lingo.
Political appointment show-stoppers.
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