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Agency resources for managing remote teams

The Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration released resources for supervisors who may now be managing remote teams on a more permanent basis. Discover these best practices to help managers support their remote employees.

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Celebrating agencies that top the charts on employee engagement

At the 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® awards breakfast, we honored the top-ranked and most improved agencies in this year’s rankings. The speakers at this event, including Partnership President and CEO Max Stier and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Principal Executive Andrew Hallman, emphasized the benefits of employee engagement and why leaders should focus on the employee experience.

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Your employees probably don’t realize what you have done to engage them

Most of the time, agency leaders listen to and act on the feedback provided in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey—but the workforce doesn’t know it. The disconnect between what employees say in the survey and what the leaders do in response can drive a wedge between the workforce and agency leadership. To bridge that divide requires a change in communication.

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Recognition for outstanding federal workers should be the norm

Last week, the 2019 Gears of Government Hall of Winners were announced, honoring more than 150 individuals and teams, from more than 20 federal agencies, who have improved the lives of others or made our government better. This type of recognition should be the norm because it encourages high performers to get even better, take on bigger challenges and learn best practices from one another.

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