The Federal Government: A Nobel Profession
Publication Date: 12/01/2002
Publication Topics: Attitudes Toward Government Service, Leadership
Publication Type: Issue Briefs, White Papers and Snapshots
The Nobel Prize is synonymous with greatness. A list of Nobel Prize winners offers a quick register of the world’s best and brightest, whose accomplishments in literature, economics, medicine, science and peace have enriched the lives of millions.
Over the past century, 270 Americans have received the Nobel Prize for innovation and ingenuity. Approximately one-fourth of these distinguished individuals are, or were, federal employees.
The Partnership looks to this list of laureates as a clarion call for dialogue with key decision makers and opinion leaders on how we can ensure that America’s tradition of groundbreaking government work is continued and strengthened.
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.
2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Analysis: Effective Leadership Communication
Communication from agency leadership can have a significant impact on employee attitudes toward their jobs and workplaces. But according to a new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, communicating effectively and motivating employees is a challenge for many leaders, with only half of the federal workforce satisfied with the level of communication from senior leaders and managers.
Fed Figures 2014-Federal Hiring
As a result of the 2008–2009 economic downturn and increased budget constraints, federal hiring has been on the decline. With fewer opportunities to bring on new employees, it is critical for agencies to focus on hiring the most highly qualified individuals to meet the nation’s needs. Who did government hire in 2013 and how has the profile of this hiring class evolved from previous years? Where are these new employees located and in which agencies do they serve? To answer these questions, the Partnership for Public Service analyzed recent hiring data for full-time, nonseasonal, permanent civilian employees hired in fiscal 2013 in executive branch agencies, excluding the U.S. Postal Service.
Embracing Change: CHCOs Rising to the Challenge of an Altered Landscape
The Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP surveyed 60 chief human capital officers and agency HR leaders regarding the challenges facing the federal workforce. The report also includes recommendations from these leaders for rebuilding and strengthening the federal workforce.
Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework
In the report, the Partnership for Public Service calls for major reforms to the federal government’s decades-old civil service system and lays out a plan to modernize areas that include the outdated pay and hiring policies.