This bill seeks to streamline the Presidential transition process by ensuring that a senior-level, White House-led interagency transition council is in place at least six months before Election Day. It also requires a working-level interagency group to develop an integrated transition strategy.
A career employee at the General Services Administration (GSA) would serve as a Federal Transition Coordinator, and the GSA would continue to provide office space and support to the major presidential candidates.
Federal agencies would be required designate employees to serve in an “acting” capacity in senior political positions during a transition before September 15 in a presidential election year.
Incoming presidential appointees would have expanded training made available to them.