Looking back at the toughest presidential transition in history
The 2020-2021 presidential transition was the toughest in modern history. Our new report examines the planning and execution of this difficult transfer of power and provides a series of recommendations to support future peaceful presidential transitions.
President Biden, dozens of celebrities honor Sammies winners at virtual celebration
On Nov. 1, the star-studded Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program honored exceptional federal employees whose work is improving the our country. President Biden joined the celebration to congratulate the Sammies winners, and Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, Kal Penn, Amy Schumer and more actors, celebrities, journalists and athletes joined for a special tribute to Federal Employee of the Year winners Kizzmekia Corbett and Dr. Barney Graham.
Assessing the Biden administration’s first 100 days
Last October, the Partnership launched the Roadmap for Renewing our Federal Government to propose several ways the Biden administration could revitalize government to meet the many challenges facing our nation. Looking back on the first 100 days of the administration, we highlight how the Biden team made progress in addressing several issues in the Roadmap’s four main focus areas.
Why the transition isn’t over: What’s next for the Biden administration
To mark the first 100 days of President Biden’s administration, the Center for Presidential Transition and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center co-hosted an event, entitled “Why the Transition isn’t Over: A Look at What’s Next for the Biden Administration,” featuring a bipartisan panel of former senior administration officials. The panelists discussed their experiences working on presidential transitions and gave insights into a new administration’s first 100 days.
Biden administration’s success depends on how they handle the federal government’s leadership crisis
In his first days in office, President Biden has taken significant steps to demonstrate how he will lead the government’s 2.1 million civil servants. We commend the new administration for taking early action to rebuild the federal workforce and offer recommendations for the team to focus on next.
A diversity, equity and inclusion checklist for the Biden administration
The federal government should lead in the urgent and necessary work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion—especially within the federal workforce. The Partnership recommends a series of actions for the Biden-Harris administration to take to improve the government’s record on diversity, equity and inclusion over the next four years.
A revealing look at racial diversity in the federal government
While the federal government uses a merit system to ensure fairness in hiring, pay and promotions, federal employees of color still face a biased system. A look at the data shows that people of color hold a smaller percentage of professional or senior-level positions than their percentage of the workforce.