The Biden marketing campaign declined to remark.
Mr. Biden advised donors in late April that Mr. Kaufman was serving to steer the early formation of a transition staff. “You may’t wait till you win, in the event you win,” Mr. Biden stated. “You’ve bought to start out proper now.”
Mr. Kaufman labored on transition-planning laws throughout his time within the Senate. Below the present regulation, the nominees of main events achieve entry to federal cash for workplace house, computer systems and different companies starting in September, however should elevate funds to pay for personnel.
The Middle for Presidential Transition, an arm of the nonprofit group the Partnership for Public Service, estimates that complete prices run $10 million to $12 million, with the federal authorities paying about half, together with workers salaries after the election for the president-elect.
The Biden transition committee has raised almost $700,000, in keeping with an individual acquainted with the matter.
“What the Biden staff is doing is completely in step with what prior candidates have completed and what greatest practices are in phrases for transition planning,” stated David Marchick, the director of the Middle for Presidential Transition.
Mr. Biden has expressed some skepticism that the Trump administration will make a possible transition simple.
“The Bush administration labored very intently with Barack and me, with our administration, when it comes to handing over energy within the transition,” Mr. Biden stated in April, recalling the method in 2008. “I hope it’s as clean because it was then. I doubt it, however I hope so.”
Different officers the Biden marketing campaign has introduced hiring for the transition are Avril Haines, a deputy nationwide safety adviser throughout the Obama administration who will handle nationwide safety and international coverage planning; Angela Ramirez, the chief of workers to Consultant Ben Ray Luján, Democrat of New Mexico; Gautam Raghavan, the chief of workers to Consultant Pramila Jayapal, Democrat of Washington and a co-chair of the Home Progressive Caucus; Julie Siegel, a former prime adviser to Senator Elizabeth Warren; and Ms. Ryan, the previous Biden aide, who’s married to Antony Blinken, a prime Biden international coverage adviser.