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Agencies juggling presidential transition preparations with global pandemic

April 29, 2020

Federal agencies have officially been instructed to begin to preparations for the upcoming presidential transition.

But the task may be more difficult, as agencies will be preparing for a presidential transition during a global pandemic — and juggling widespread vacancies among top political appointees at the same time.

The Office of Management and Budget gave agencies their first task to prepare earlier this week. Cabinet departments must each name a senior career executive to serve as their agency’s “transition director” by May 1.