OPM Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) this week issued its 2020 Presidential Transition Guide to Federal agencies, setting forth rules and policies for Federal agency and department heads to follow when dealing with the departure and appointment of political appointees and the treatment of career Federal employees during the transition to the incoming Biden administration.

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The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), a Washington-based trade group known for its advocacy for Federal government IT modernization, released a new set of recommendations Dec. 17 for the Biden administration and incoming Congress to improve Federal tech capabilities by learning from some of the lessons of the government’s rapid turn to telework during the coronavirus pandemic.

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President-elect Joe Biden confirmed late on Dec. 17 he intends to nominate former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as the new Secretary of Energy. If confirmed, she will head an agency primarily concerned with nuclear energy and domestic energy production, but also a dazzling range of science and technology research and development activities through the Energy Department’s (DoE) National Laboratories.

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VA

President-elect Joe Biden announced today that his administration will be nominating Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as naming a few others to key cabinet positions. “This dedicated and distinguished group of public servants will bring the highest level of experience, compassion, and integrity to bear, solving problems and expanding possibilities […]

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Health and Human Services HHS

President-elect Joe Biden said today he will nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The nomination will be subject to Senate confirmation. Becerra is a former member of Congress and would become the first Latino to head HHS.

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Biden

President-elect Joe Biden is continuing to establish top leadership for the incoming administration by announcing plans to nominate key members of his economic team, including Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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Emily Murphy GSA

House Democratic committee leaders didn’t get the briefing they wanted on Monday from General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy on why she has not yet made a judgement that Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the 2020 presidential election, so they pressed for a briefing session on Tuesday.

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White House

President-Elect Joe Biden has named Cathy Russell Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and Louisa Terrell Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

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Emily Murphy GSA

The chairs of the House Appropriations and Oversight and Reform committees are seeking a personal briefing by Monday, Nov. 23, from General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy on why GSA has yet to arrive at a judgement that Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the presidential election

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funding

President-Elect Joe Biden this week urged Congress to approve a COVID-19 stimulus bill similar to the HEROES Act approved by the House earlier this year, but didn’t get into further specifics about what he’d like to see in future relief legislation.

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Joe Biden

President-Elect Joe Biden today discussed with House and Senate Democratic leaders the need for urgent congressional action on further economic stimulus legislation to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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President-Elect Joe Biden has named Ron Klain White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President. Klain has been a senior advisor to the Biden for President campaign, and was Biden’s chief of staff from 2009 to 2011 when he was Vice President.

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Fresh off its six-figure fundraising total supporting last week’s victory by President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Sen. Kamala Harris, GovTech4Biden is moving on to its next mission of providing government technology policy inputs to the Biden-Harris transition team and the incoming Congress.

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Biden

As the Trump Administration winds down over the next couple months, President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team have begun appointing agency transition leads to ensure a smooth transition of power. “These teams are composed of highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in crucial policy areas across the Federal government,” the Biden-Harris Transition […]

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