10 steps agency leaders can take to re-engage federal employees when they return to work
It is critical for agency leaders to connect with their employees, to remind them of the importance of the mission, the critical nature of their work and the value they have to the organization and our country. Here are 10 ways federal leaders can repair the damage done by the partial shutdown and create a positive and productive work environment.
Feds serving the public and each other
Parimal Kopardekar, a furloughed federal employee at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, felt detached from his colleagues during the partial government shutdown, so he launched a support group on Facebook for feds to share coping strategies and support one another. The group now has more than 1,000 members.
How leaders can prepare for federal employees to return to work after the shutdown
Sally Jewell, former secretary of the Department of the Interior during the 2013 shutdown, offers her advice about how to mitigate a drop in workforce morale when employees return to work after the current partial government shutdown ends.
Seven ways federal employees can manage stress during the partial government shutdown
For federal employees feeling powerless during the current partial government shutdown, veteran coach and mentor Solly Thomas offers guidance to feel more in control and reduce your stress during these difficult times.
A closer look into our 2018 government-wide employee engagement score
At the end of the day, our government’s most important asset is its people. This year’s Best Places to Work findings demonstrate that collectively we have a lot of work remaining to support and strengthen the federal workforce.
Why staff retreats are worth the time and money
At the Partnership, we view our annual staff retreat as an important time to step away from day-to-day work to celebrate success, gather staff input on ways to improve our organization, and take time to get to know our colleagues. Discover some tips to get the most from your staff retreat.