The support GSA provides to the presidential transition process is essential to ensuring a smooth transfer of Executive Branch operations. Read More>
GSA has a major role to play and essential services to provide in our country's presidential transition process.
The support GSA provides to the presidential transition process is essential to ensuring a smooth transfer of Executive Branch operations.
- About Presidential Transitions
- For the Executive Branch
- For Nominees / Appointees
- Laws & Regulations
Laws & Regulations
Presidential Transitions in the United States are proscribed by a variety of Federal Laws beginning with the Presidential Transition Act of 1963. Additional legislation is passed to ensure that the process continues to reflect the changes in culture and technological progress.
Review the pertinent points of each piece of legislation governing Presidential Transition:
- Presidential Transition Act of 1963
- Presidential Transitions Effectiveness Act of 1998
- The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998
- Presidential Transition Act of 2000
- Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
- Pre-Election Transition Act of 2010
- GSA Order (Draft)
The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) is the regulation found at 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapters 300 through 304 that implements statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by Federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at Government expense.
GSA is responsible for developing the policies and procedures regarding employees who travel on official business. The agency has provided several pages of guidance and summaries of the FTR to assist in-coming members of the Executive Branch, and other Nominees and Appointees:
Personal Property Policy for Departing Executives and New Appointees
Relocation Allowances For Departing Executives and New Appointees
OTHER LEGISLATION & GUIDANCE
- The Hatch Act
- Conversion of Political Appointees
- Presidential Records Act
- Protecting Federal Records
- Awards During an Election
- How Our Laws Are Made