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Addressing the critical need for transformative federal mission support leaders

Addressing the critical need for transformative federal mission support leaders

March 8, 2021

The Partnership’s Mission Support Leadership Program prepares HR and acquisitions practitioners to develop new perspectives and approaches to workplace challenges. Heidi Jackson Everett, a coach in the program, discusses her approach to empowering mission support professionals to be transformative leaders.

How the Small Business Administration successfully launched a hiring surge during the COVID-19 pandemic

How the Small Business Administration successfully launched a hiring surge during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 5, 2021

Tasked with administering the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program amid a rapidly spreading pandemic in late March 2020, Small Business Administration leaders realized the agency needed a larger staff to manage the program effectively. In less than a year, the agency implemented a successful hiring surge to more than double its workforce.

Managing communications amid new leadership

Managing communications amid new leadership

March 4, 2021

Last month, the Federal Communicators Network and the Partnership hosted a panel series, “Managing Communications Amid New Leadership,” with communications experts from across government. For tips on helping your agency transition to new leadership, check out highlights from the three panels on social media, website content and preparing incoming leaders for their new roles.

President Biden’s Cabinet and Cabinet-level appointments: The first 35 days

President Biden’s Cabinet and Cabinet-level appointments: The first 35 days

February 26, 2021

The quick confirmation of Cabinet secretaries and Cabinet-level agency leaders is essential for a new administration to address the country’s urgent needs. We examine the slower-than-usual confirmation of Biden’s appointees a month into his presidency and place the new administrations appointment record in historical context.

The federal government faced down pandemic challenges, delivering “bright spots” during a dark time

The federal government faced down pandemic challenges, delivering “bright spots” during a dark time

February 22, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic affected our country in unprecedented ways, the federal government innovated and made improvements to continue serving the public. The Partnership compiled a list of accomplishments and outlined actions from across government to highlight the ingenuity, efficiency and adaptability agencies have demonstrated this past year.

Three ways federal leaders can improve COVID-19 collaboration between national and local governments

Three ways federal leaders can improve COVID-19 collaboration between national and local governments

February 18, 2021

To meet the distinct needs of the communities they serve, government leaders must work to connect federal staff with rural, suburban, urban and tribal localities. We offer three ways for federal leaders to foster this collaboration and create community-focused outcomes.

A new digital dashboard to help HR teams improve federal hiring while increasing transparency

A new digital dashboard to help HR teams improve federal hiring while increasing transparency

February 17, 2021

A look at recent federal hiring data shows that hiring managers did not extend job offers to applicants for roughly one-half of the competitive, open-to-the-public federal job announcements in fiscal year 2020. The Hiring Assessment and Selection Outcome Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind tool to share publicly available federal hiring data from USAJOBS to help hiring managers more effectively fill positions in the future.

Biden administration’s success depends on how they handle the federal government’s leadership crisis

Biden administration’s success depends on how they handle the federal government’s leadership crisis

February 9, 2021

In his first days in office, President Biden has taken significant steps to demonstrate how he will lead the government’s 2.1 million civil servants. We commend the new administration for taking early action to rebuild the federal workforce and offer recommendations for the team to focus on next.