In Coming Transition, a Big Role to Play for SES Members
November 16, 2012
Senior federal executives got some advice Wednesday on how to better lead the coming transition of political leadership across government.
Donna Shalala, former Health and Human Services secretary, and former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe told hundreds of members of the Senior Executive Service that they are the most critical players during transitions, whether for a second presidential term or a change to a new presidential administration.
“The transition that all of you will go through now is in some ways a friendly transition because some people will stay and others will leave, but there will be a core of political appointees who will stay for some time, at least through the transition,” Shalala told the audience at the Interior Department headquarters auditorium Wednesday.