I got to this government transition manual from change.gov, the president-elect's official transition website. It seems to describe the various jobs and positions that need to be filled by a new administration. Kinda like a "Running the US Government for dummies" book. I have just one question though, did Dick Chaney read this when he took his job?
THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Dick Cheney
Article II, section I, of the Constitution provides that the President "shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years . . . together with the Vice President . . . ." In addition to his role as President of the Senate, the Vice President is empowered [[Page 88]] to succeed to the Presidency, pursuant to Article II and the 20th and 25th amendments to the Constitution. The executive functions of the Vice President include participation in Cabinet meetings and, by statute, membership on the National Security Council and the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.