From the Document: "In Section 2 of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (as amended; 3 U.S.C. 102 note), Congress declared that '[t]he national interest requires that [presidential] transitions ... be accomplished so as to assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws and in the conduct of the affairs of the Federal Government, both foreign and domestic.' The crux of such a transition is the transfer of executive power from the incumbent to the President-elect. The executive's power manifests in a variety of processes with application to a broad range of policy areas and issues. CRS [Congressional Research Service] has produced a set of products examining selected processes and policies that may be of particular interest during a presidential transition. This Insight discusses how incoming and outgoing Administrations might use executive orders during the transition period, including some potential advantages and limits of these strategies. Other related products examine clemency, government records, presidential appointments (executive branch), rulemaking, and presidential transitions generally."
CRS Insight, IN11540
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/