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

About the Partnership

Federal Disaster Assistance

As citizens recover from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, FederalAssistance.gov—FEMA’s one-stop resource for requesting emergency services and aid—received nearly 3 million visits during the first week of September 2017. Our 2014 case study with Accenture Federal Services profiles this vital citizen-centered digital experience.

Upcoming Programs

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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Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series

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

September 19-21

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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Presence Under Pressure: An Executive Course

Helps senior-level federal executives develop the skills to lead their agencies through a complex and ever-changing government landscape

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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

Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series

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

July 25-27

Leadership Alumni Continuing Education: Crucial Conversations

Further enhance your leadership skills by learning effective communication techniques to address conflicts with employees

August 1-2

Excellence in Government Fellows Program

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

Apply by Sep 18

Federal IT Leaders Program

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

Apply by Sep 19

Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program

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

Apply by Sep 25

Presence Under Pressure: An Executive Course

Helps senior-level federal executives develop the skills to lead their agencies through a complex and ever-changing government landscape

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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

LEADING AMBITIOUS TECHNOLOGY REFORMS

In Government

This issue brief offers advice, tips and strategies from current and former government leaders who have led successful technology reforms in government.

The Partnership and Accenture

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WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

How Leaders Can Use the FEVS to Improve the Employee Experience

This guide is intended to help leaders who receive their FEVS and subsequent Best Places to Work data, want to maintain momentum around what’s working well and improve what’s not, but might ask themselves, “Where do I go from here?”

The Partnership and Deloitte

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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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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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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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