We the Partnership

Do federal civil servants trust the government?

The Partnership, with support from Deloitte, is working to better understand federal workforce trust in government and what agencies and administrations can do to improve it. After conducting surveys, roundtable discussions and interviews with federal employees, we are sharing three key findings about civil servants’ trust in civil service institutions.

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Engineering a global impact: Annica Wayman’s story of public service

Annica Wayman, former division chief at the U.S. Agency for International Development and current associate dean in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, spoke with us about her time working in public service and the benefits a career in government can offer recent graduates as part of our “Academic Profiles in Public Service” blog series.

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Burt Barnow on walking the path from professor to policy advisor

Burt Barnow, former director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and a current professor of policy and economics at George Washington University, spoke with us about his time working in public service and the benefits a career in government can offer recent graduates.

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Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service

In a new blog series, we conducted a series of interviews with professors who have worked in the federal government as part of our ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation to consider a public service career. Our first blog post in the series features Eileen Harrington, former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, who spoke about how her time as a public servant impacts her current work as an adjunct professor of political science.

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Busting common myths about HR in the federal government

In a new blog series, we speak with current and former government HR experts to dispel myths about federal human resources and help new managers navigate federal policies. Our first post digs into managers’ options for compensating or incentivizing high-performing employees.

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