The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.

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SERVICE TO AMERICA MEDALS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 2017 Sammies winners and finalists have contributed admirably to the well-being of our country and benefit millions of people around world.

Upcoming Programs

Emerging HR Leaders

Develops the knowledge, perspective and professional network necessary to manage effectively and lead in the federal HR community

Apply by December 15

Excellence in Government Fellows Program

Prepares senior-level federal managers to become effective leaders capable of driving change in their agencies

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Federal IT Leaders Program


Develop the leadership skills needed to manage IT complications and drive IT innovations within your agency

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Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program

Develops federal acquisition leaders that agencies need to spearhead cost-saving, performance-improving, innovation-driving efforts

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Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series

Helps frontline supervisors and managers use appreciation, communication and empowerment to engage employees

December 5-7

Federal Financial Leaders Program

Professional development program for financial professionals who aspire to lead effective public-sector financial teams

Apply by March 16

Agency Transition Guide

Our new guide, which we produced with The Boston Consulting Group after interviewing leaders from nearly 40 federal organizations during the presidential transition, offers senior career leaders best practices to prepare for and navigate future transitions.

Upcoming Programs

Excellence in Government Fellows Program

Prepares senior-level federal managers to become effective leaders capable of driving change in their agencies

Apply

Federal IT Leaders Program

Develop the leadership skills needed to manage IT complications and drive IT innovations within your agency

Apply

Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program

Develops federal acquisition leaders that agencies need to spearhead cost-saving, performance-improving, innovation-driving efforts

Apply

Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series

Helps frontline supervisors and managers use appreciation, communication and empowerment to engage employees

December 5-7

Federal Financial Leaders Program

Professional development program for financial professionals who aspire to lead effective public-sector financial teams

Apply by March 18

Upcoming Programs

A Blueprint for Leading Lasting Technology Reforms in Government

On Wednesday, November 8 the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture will host a discussion of our new report, “A Blueprint for Leading Lasting Technology Reforms in Government.” Join us at the Partnership to learn how agencies can take action to modernize their technology systems

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Fed Figures

Fed Figures offers a broad look at the composition of the federal workforce, providing data on its size and demographics as well as government trends on employee hiring and departures.

RECENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The Forward-Looking Inspector General

This report examines how IGs can contribute to agencies accomplishing their mission. By focusing as much on impact as they do on process, IGs can play a crucial role in helping government meet the needs of Americans. The new issue brief includes four key strategies IGs can use to move toward a more forward looking role.

The Partnership and Grant Thornton

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Building a Winning Technology Team

Driving results through effective partnerships

This issue brief highlights the critical stakeholders, discusses their roles and provides tips for forging partnerships and building teams needed to execute programs and policies that rely on technology.

The Partnership and Accenture

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Beyond the Basics

Leading Practices for Improving Customer Experience in Government

This white paper highlights three proven private-sector strategies that government can adopt to improve citizen services, and explores common challenges federal agencies experience when implementing these practices.

The Partnership and Accenture

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Mission Possible

How chief operating officers can make government more effective

This report is a blueprint for COOs as they work to make our government more responsive, effective and accountable to the American people.

The Partnership and Booz Allen Hamilton

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A Blueprint for Leading Lasting Technology Reforms in Government

Some government agencies use cutting-edge technology to deliver better services more efficiently at lower costs. But too often, limited funds are directed to maintain old technology systems rather than invest in new ones. This new report outlines concrete steps leaders can take to pursue ambitious—and vital—IT reforms.

The Partnership and Accenture

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Post and Pursue

Improving Federal Hiring Using Data and Targeted Recruitment

To recruit top talent, agencies should use data, encourage collaboration between hiring managers and HR staff and rely on special hiring authorities. Learn how agencies can bring federal hiring into the 21st century in the Partnership for Public Service and LinkedIn's new issue brief.

The Partnership and LinkedIn

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7 smart strategies to achieve policy success

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Can Trump fix government by running it like a business?

“Donald Trump is taking steps to make the government more like the private sector. Past administrations have tried similar exercises in reform with mixed results, however, and it might be harder for a White House with relatively little governing experience to make improvements to the sprawling federal bureaucracy.”

The Atlantic

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Why the government can’t compete with Silicon Valley

Marketplace

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A guide for incoming cabinet secretaries

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The U.S. has too many political appointees

“No other democracy has so many political jobs, such wholesale turnover at the start of a new administration or so many top-level positions that remain vacant for such long periods of time.”

Bloomberg View

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See where President Donald Trump stacks up against historical 100 day totals for Senate-confirmed appointed positions.

The Partnership

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OMB often lacks the expertise needed to address important management and budget issues. The agency’s responsibilities have increased, but its staffing, in the long run, has trended downward.

The Partnership

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How to get the right people in the right jobs

See more than 100 sample position descriptions for presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed positions across 28 agencies and their bureaus.

The Partnership

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Making Government Work for the American People

A Management Roadmap for the New Administration

Through roundtable dialogues with a range of experts we have developed a management roadmap for the next administration about critical management issues.

The Partnership and IBM

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