While the new president may not take office until Jan. 20, the work to prepare the new administration is already underway. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have transition teams in place to help select the people who will serve throughout the government.
To help navigate the process, Bloomberg Government hosted a webinar with David Eagles, who leads the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition.
Eagles discussed his organization’s efforts to ensure a smooth transfer of power, what the outgoing administration does before and after the election, and how the transition teams conduct their work.
Legislation passed in 2010 (Public Law 111-283) and earlier this year (Public Law 114-136) expanded the resources available to the transition teams, and this will be the first election cycle that they’ll be fully available to the incoming administration. Watch a replay of the conversation for more on the process, how teams interact with stakeholders and the general public, the appointment process and the role of Congress.