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Trump Signs New Law Governing Presidential Transition Practices

March 4, 2020

A new set of rules and procedures for easing the transition from one presidential administration to the next will require agencies to have plans in place by Sept. 15 for filling all top leadership jobs, not just the head position.

That requirement was one of several mandates for federal agencies included in a bill (S. 394) that President Donald Trump signed into law on March 3. The bill, known as the Presidential Transition Enhancement Act, moved easily through Congress, passing the Senate by unanimous consent in August and clearing the House by voice vote on Feb. 5. The…