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The leadership role of the Cabinet secretary and deputy secretary

Cabinet secretaries and deputy secretaries play an important role in advising the president and developing the vision for their departments. The Center for Presidential Transition has refreshed several guides which outline best practices for new secretaries and deputy secretaries to follow when they take office.

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An inside look at the presidential appointment process

When the presidential campaign ends, the winning candidate will immediately face the challenge of filling top-level political appointments. In three episodes of “Transition Lab,” host David Marchick has covered the appointment process, exploring the many factors that influence how presidents fill key positions.

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