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Transition Roundup: Advice for Biden Administration Job-Seekers; GAO Launches Transition Resources

December 1, 2020

The Biden-Harris transition team and Trump administration had completed 79% of transition requirements as of Monday afternoon (up 27 percentage points from last week), according to Notre Dame University’s Presidential Transition Index, an initiative led by Denis McDonough, professor of the practice of public policy and former White House chief-of-staff. “This surge is attributed to the [General Services Administration’s] ascertainment…The newly met provisions include access to office space, communications and transition staff compensation, in addition to the submission of national security position candidates to the FBI and the initiation of their background checks,” said Shadwa Ibrahim, second-year master of global affairs student. “However, our team still perceives the information sharing efforts between the current and incoming administrations as insufficient to meet the statutory requirements.” This is exemplified by the fact that President Trump has not met with President-elect Biden yet. Here are some other recent headlines you might have missed.