Surveying trust in government: Remember Washington, D.C. and the federal government are not the same thing
Many surveys about public opinion of government tend to focus on political leaders in Washington, D.C., and not as much on lesser known components of the federal government. The Partnership’s recent survey on trust in government focused on questions and word choice to highlight important distinctions not always considered in other surveys.
Introducing our Agency Performance Dashboard: A new tool to build government transparency and accountability
The Partnership’s new Agency Performance Dashboard shares workforce trends at 24 federal agencies. We’re featuring highlights from the dashboard’s federal workforce demographic and retirement data to help agencies gain insights into their operations and provide easily accessible information about the government to the public.
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.
Calling all aspiring public servants: New program recruiting students for paid federal internships
Young people have the skills, creativity and perspectives to help our government confront the biggest challenges facing our country. The Future Leaders in Public Service aims to bring undergraduate and graduate students into government through paid internships at the Departments of Commerce or Transportation.
How public-private talent exchanges benefit the federal government
Public-private talent exchanges offer a number of benefits, yet the federal government has yet to realize their full potential. A new report aims to help federal agencies better understand the benefits and challenges of talent exchanges—and more effectively use them.
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.
Federal HR myth-busting: Using the right hiring authorities to find the talent you need
Many agencies don’t realize the number of hiring authorities available to them. To help HR teams solve hiring challenges, we’re highlighting three examples of how agencies can make creative use of direct hiring to fill their critical talent needs.
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.
Trading places: Civil servants recount their experiences in public-private talent exchanges
Talent exchange programs can bolster the federal workforce and enable it to adapt to the vanguard of the private sector. We spoke with two civilian employees of the Navy who participated in the Defense Department’s Public-Private Talent Exchange and cited professional development as the biggest benefit of their six-month experience.
A former federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice discusses the value of a public service career
David Grise, a retired federal prosecutor from the Justice Department and a current legal studies professor at Morehead State University, spoke with us about his 32-year career in the federal government. He recalls some of his best moments prosecuting cases, his decision to begin a career in public service and what kept him working in government for so long.