Best Places to Work Snapshot: Federal Leadership on the Decline
Publication Date: 04/05/2013
Publication Topics: Leadership
Publication Type: Issue Briefs, White Papers and Snapshots
It is a challenging time for federal agencies, and effective leadership is a necessity for guiding employees through the uncertainty. Federal employee attitudes toward their leadership are a major influence on job satisfaction and commitment and also have a significant impact on performance.
How satisfied are federal employees with their agency leadership? In the Partnership and Deloitte’s new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis, federal leaders can find out their employees’ opinions of senior leadership and see whether their attitudes have changed from 2011 to 2012. The analysis also includes steps for improving employee job satisfaction and performance and the workplace environment.
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.