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June 7-8
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July 25-27

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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


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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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