Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

By: Sarah Philbrick

The Partnership and Guidehouse held an event on Oct. 26, 2022, to release a new report, Building a Data Foundation: The Role of Data and Evidence in Advancing the President’s Management Agenda. Coming one year after the release of the PMA vision, the event featured a keynote from Cristin Dorgelo, senior advisor for management at the Office of Management and Budget, on making the PMA vision a reality.

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A conversation with 2022 Spirit of Service Award winner Darren Walker

By: Lia Collen

At the 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® gala in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, the Partnership presented its 2022 Spirit of Service Award to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. At our in-person Sammies gala, which recognizes exceptional federal employees who make significant contributions to our country, Raj Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, interviewed Walker about his work.

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Outcome of midterms unlikely to improve the Senate confirmation process for executive branch nominees

By: Paul Hitlin ,

The time it takes to confirm presidential appointments in the Senate has grown longer and longer over the past four decades, despite several changes to Senate rules. The results of the midterm elections are unlikely to reverse the 40-year pattern.

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How the Transportation Security Administration delivers equitable customer experience

The Partnership for Public Service released an in-depth profile of customer experience and satisfaction with the TSA. The analysis also took a look at how TSA has attempted to improve equitable service delivery to its customers.

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Gen Z has fewer Black federal employees than other generational groups

In 2021, Generation Z had fewer Black federal employees than the average for all age groups, and those employees saw higher rates of attrition than their Gen Z counterparts of other races. Understanding federal workforce trends through the lens of generational groups can be helpful both for recruitment and to evaluate where and why important talent is leaving so that leaders can create solutions to prevent the turnover.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the 2022 Sammies gala

On Sept. 20, the Partnership hosted its 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Meet the people who worked behind the scenes to make the Sammies gala happen and hear what made the event special to them.

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