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Partnership joins VA and Carry the Load for National Day of Service

Partnership joins VA and Carry the Load for National Day of Service

September 17, 2021

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on our nation, the Partnership teamed up with the VA’s National Cemetery Administration and the nonprofit Carry the Load as part of a national day of service on Sept. 10, 2021. Partnership CEO and President Max Stier joined VA Secretary Denis McDonough at a Quantico National Cemetery event, and other Partnership staff volunteered at an event at Alexandria National Cemetery.

Best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at nonprofit organizations

Best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at nonprofit organizations

September 13, 2021

Implementing new diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives requires a big commitment of time and resources. The Partnership recently underwent an internal DEIA transformation, so we’re sharing the lessons we learned to help other organizations successfully launch and measure their own DEIA projects.

Two decades later: How lessons from the 9/11 Commission Report can help us improve the political appointment process and protect our national security

Two decades later: How lessons from the 9/11 Commission Report can help us improve the political appointment process and protect our national security

September 9, 2021

The 9/11 Commission Report revealed our country’s flawed political appointment process and showed how slow Senate confirmations can imperil our national security. In the aftermath of 9/11, news laws were passed to address the report’s recommendations, but improvements can still be made to create a more efficient Senate confirmation process.

Three ways government can create cross-sector engagements that better serve the public

Three ways government can create cross-sector engagements that better serve the public

September 3, 2021

To address the biggest challenges facing our nation, federal employees must work across levels of government, and with private, academic, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. The Federal Innovation Council offers three strategies to help government change how it approaches cross-sector engagements.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® scores: The story behind the numbers

The Department of Homeland Security’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® scores: The story behind the numbers

September 2, 2021

Angela Bailey, chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, takes a closer look at the agency’s 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government scores. Bailey highlights DHS’ efforts to prioritize employee engagement, during recent crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 government shutdown.

Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service

Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service

August 31, 2021

In a new blog series, we conducted a series of interviews with professors who have worked in the federal government as part of our ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation to consider a public service career. Our first blog post in the series features Eileen Harrington, former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, who spoke about how her time as a public servant impacts her current work as an adjunct professor of political science.