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.
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About Presidential Transitions
The transfer of power from one administration to the next marks a significant moment in U.S. history. The Presidential Transition Acts of 1963 and 2000 give the General Services Administration (GSA) a prominent role in this process. They authorize the Administrator of GSA to provide the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect the services and facilities needed to assume their official duties.
The 2012 Presidential Transition
As the 2012 Election nears, and as GSA fulfills its mission of supporting Presidential Transitions, this site will have updates and news. Because this site fulfills requirements from the Presidential Transition Acts of 1963 and 2000 and the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act, it will serve as a resource for documenting GSA's Transition Activities and for informing the Executive Branch and its appointees.
GSA's Role in the 2008 Transition
A presidential transition video that captures the highlights of GSA's journey through transition.
Windows Media Video, 9 minutes 33 seconds, Posted March 11, 2009
Since 1964, GSA has played a central role in Presidential Transitions. The agency provides many of the business support needs of the incoming administration, while also ensuring that the outgoing President and former Vice-President are assisted in their transition from office.
GSA collaborates with the National Archives and Records Administration to support former Presidents in the establishment and maintenance of their libraries.
Photo Credit: White House (Eric Draper)
Some of the 'artifacts' of GSA's involvement in Presidential Transitions can be found within this site: