The government has embraced high-risk, high-reward strategies to address challenges in science and medicine, but it’s time to do the same to solve our core social and economic challenges. The Federal Innovation Council proposes two ways that government could pioneer innovative R&D models to benefit the public good.
According to the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, employee engagement in government still lags behind the private sector. Max Stier, president and CEO at the Partnership, and BCG’s Danny Werfel discuss steps federal leaders can take to improve the employee experience.
The Partnership launches the Alliance for Congress, an ambitious new initiative dedicated to helping Congress become a more effective institution by investing in its own capacity to tackle big issues facing the nation and to better serve the public good.
Robert Tse, senior policy advisor at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utility Service, spoke with us about how diverse leadership can help government build a more inclusive workforce and offer more equitable services. He shared how his own racial and ethnic identity impacts his work and how we can leverage the diversity of the federal workforce to make services more accessible.
As the U.S continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators have introduced bills that would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the pandemic and the national response. Should a commission be established, it must acknowledge how federal management issues affected the nation’s response.
The Partnership developed a 360 assessment tool to help leaders better understand how they can improve their leadership skills. As we approach the one-year mark of incorporating the 360 tool into our programming, we reflect on how our assessment can help strengthen government leadership.
The Partnership’s Federal Innovation Council has developed an agenda to help federal leaders rethink and transform the way government operates. Collectively, these seven recommendations can lead to a more innovative, responsive and effective government.
Our federal government would benefit from hiring job seekers without four-year degrees, an often overlooked talent pool. In a recent report, we outline the barriers that prevent individuals without four-year degrees from attaining federal work and offer recommendations to address them.
On Tuesday, June 29, the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group released the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings during a live virtual event. Federal leaders from the top-ranked agencies joined the event to reflect on their agencies’ successes.