How federal agencies can reopen after the pandemic in an inclusive and equitable way
Even as federal offices begin to reopen, hybrid work environments and remote work are likely to remain options for many employees. We offer four strategies to help agencies successfully reopen in an equitable and inclusive way and ensure their employees are able to succeed in this new work environment.
The benefits of hiring talent without a four-year degree for federal jobs
To better attract and hire diverse talent, federal agencies should recruit candidates without four-year degrees for positions that don’t require one. This practice could benefit hiring managers, job seekers and federal agencies around the country by increasing representation and expanding access to high-quality talent.
Collaboration in action: How federal agencies work with local communities to create better health equity
The Health and Equity Collaborative, an initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services, meets regularly to create more equitable health policies, programs and practices in the western region. Commander Matthew C. Johns, the region’s health administrator, shares three lessons from the collaborative’s work that agencies can use to improve health equity and support underserved communities.
Q&A with a federal all-star on diversity, equity and inclusion
Miguel Aviles-Perez, chief of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the U.S. Coast Guard, shares lessons on how the federal government can successfully strengthen and transform its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Three ways federal leaders can improve COVID-19 collaboration between national and local governments
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 diversity, equity and inclusion checklist for the Biden administration’s first 100 days
The federal government should lead in the urgent and necessary work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion—especially within the federal workforce. The Partnership recommends a series of actions for the Biden-Harris administration to take to improve the government’s record on diversity, equity and inclusion over the next four years.
How Partnership West embraces diversity, equity and inclusion
Organizations should promote diversity, equity and inclusion, but program managers often struggle to incorporate these principles into their day-to-day work and organizational strategy. Here are three examples that demonstrate how Partnership West has woven diversity, equity and inclusion into its operations, so others can consider how they might emphasize this in their own programs.
Veterans Benefits Administration diversity and equal employment
The Veterans Benefits Administration has long sought to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Margarita Devlin, the agency’s principal deputy under secretary for benefits, discusses the four ways VBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Change-making women in government: Celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment
As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, take a look at former Sammies winners whose advancements in federal service embody the spirit of the suffrage movement.
A revealing look at racial diversity in the federal government
While the federal government uses a merit system to ensure fairness in hiring, pay and promotions, federal employees of color still face a biased system. A look at the data shows that people of color hold a smaller percentage of professional or senior-level positions than their percentage of the workforce.