Analyzes lessons-learned from government downsizing in the 1990s and provides eight budget reduction strategies for policy makers and agency leaders as they begin to make difficult fiscal decisions about what’s important—and what’s expendable at federal agencies.
The Partnership’s Public Service Fellows program is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.
Fellows’ duties often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. The Fellows program also incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings geared toward students and young professionals.
Applications for summer 2013 close Friday, March 8.
The Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton released today, “#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age,” a new report examining how agencies can best use social media to deliver vital services, fulfill their mission and broaden how they engage with the American public.
The report includes a practical guide for federal managers on how they can employ social media effectively and profiles of 7 agency programs using social media to reach their goals and realizing cost-effective and promising results.
Since the November election, our national discourse has been dominated by the march to the edge of the “fiscal cliff”—the urgent need to reach a budget deal that will prevent taxes from going up on the middle class and automatic and deep cuts from taking effect across the government. It’s an important debate with great consequence for our country.
One of the pawns in these negotiations has been the federal workforce. During the past two years, federal pay has been frozen, pension contributions for new employees have been increased, retirements are up, hiring has slowed and agency budgets have been slashed. Several proposals have been floated that would extend the pay freeze, cut federal benefits and limit backfilling of vacant positions.
Produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, the 2012 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal employees view their jobs and workplaces, providing insights into issues ranging from leadership and pay to teamwork and work/life balance.
It has been a challenging year for most federal agencies and employees, and the 2012 results provide valuable perspectives of federal employees on a variety of topics. Agencies are ranked by 10 workplace categories, including effective leadership, pay, teamwork, training and development, and work/life balance. Government-wide, the new rankings show a decline in not just overall employee satisfaction, but in all of these categories.
For 35 years, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program has been the government’s premier initiative for recruiting and developing top talent from graduate schools across the country. How is the PMF program meeting the expectations of its participants? What changes need to be made to ensure the program remains a critical pathway to federal service for future government managers and leaders? These are a few of the questions the Partnership set out to answer in its new issue brief. The findings reveal some positive aspects of the program and some warning signals that deserve attention.
On November 19, the Partnership for Public Service with The Pew Charitable Trusts released, “The State of the FDA Workforce.” Charged with protecting the nation’s public health, it’s vital that the FDA meet its scientific staffing needs. This new report examines the agency’s progress in shoring up its key scientific workforce and includes recommendations for how the FDA can improve its recruitment, hiring and retention practices.
The Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government released, “From Data to Decisions II: Building an Analytics Culture.” This second report on using information to measure and improve performance examines what it really takes to build analytics into an agency’s decision-making processes and culture.
The report includes concrete steps for building a disciplined approach to analytics and profiles of seven agencies using analytics to achieve better results.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
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Hear from a panel of agency and business leaders as they share communications strategies that can help increase engagement, satisfaction, trust, and productivity among employees to drive change and help improve your agency’s score on the Best Places to Work index.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Converting talented Pathways Programs participants into full-time federal employees will be critical to the success of these initiatives. Please join us to discuss how your agency can maximize the chance to select and retain the right talent by carefully choosing both initial and on-the-job assessment criteria, and implementing evaluation mechanisms.
Thursday, March 7
During the past year, 76 Excellence in Government Fellows from across the federal government have strengthened their leadership abilities through a proven combination of innovative coursework, best practices benchmarking, challenging action-learning projects, executive coaching and government-wide networking.
Thursday, March 7
This two-day training program offers participants a hands-on approach to action planning designed to improve employee engagement and drive agency performance.
This three-part webinar series provides university career services professionals with convenient webinars to show students and alumni looking for federal opportunities.
March 20, April 11
Honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
Career services professionals will learn how their students can leverage this government-wide focus to secure federal employment.
Wednesday, May 8