2008-2009 Presidential Transition Resources


Presidential Transition Team

Message to Presidential Nominees and Appointees, and Members of the President-elect’s Transition Team:

The Presidential Transition Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-293) authorizes the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a transition directory in consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Act provides that the transition directory ”

shall be a compilation of Federal publications and materials with supplementary materials developed by the Administrator that provides information on the officers, organization, and statutory and administrative authorities, functions, duties, responsibilities, and mission of each department and agency.”

Senate Report 106-348 clarifies that the directory is intended to ”

assist in navigating the many responsibilities that fall on a new administration” that is “confronted by an overwhelming amount of material.

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GSA and NARA hope that this online directory will introduce you to the operation of the Federal government and the resources available to help you begin your service in the new Administration. If you have questions or comments about this directory, please contact us.

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The site may be of interest to lawyers and law firms who will be doing business with the new administration.

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