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 Message to Presidential Nominees and Appointees:

In accordance with Executive Order 13176, we are forwarding the
attached Presidential Transition Directory. This Directory will introduce
you to the operation of the Federal Government and the resources
available to help you begin your service in the new Administration.

As a member of the new Administration, your work will have a
tremendous impact on the lives of Americans. So, it is important to pay
close attention to the rules and regulations that you must follow while in
government service. These rules are designed to ensure that federal
government employees perform their work in the most efficient and
effective manner possible. We encourage you to rely on the career civil
service in navigating these rules. These dedicated, hard-working men and
women stand ready to serve you and the American people.

We wish you the best as you begin your service in the federal

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