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DOD Directive 5105.76 Planning for Presidential Transitions and the Transition of Political Appointees and Other Officials (Incorporating Change 1, February 3, 2023) , February 3, , 2023

February 3, 2023

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From the document: "Purpose: Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) by Section 113 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) and the “Presidential Transition Act of 1963,” as amended, published as a note under Section 102 of Title 3, U.S.C., this issuance: (1) Establishes policy for the transfer of authority from outgoing to incoming senior officials during the transition between Presidential administrations or in the course of other personnel actions including, but not limited to, reassignment, retirement, or resignation. (2) Establishes policy for the departure and arrival of political or certain non-career appointees, including those Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed (PAS) officials; non-career senior executive service (SES) members; Schedule C appointees; and other officials appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to Section 3109 of Title 5, U.S.C. and Section 129b of Title 10, U.S.C. (3) Assigns responsibilities for the administration, management, and direction of transition activities pursuant to Executive Order 13727."



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