What I learned about our government on my trip to Singapore
Partnership President and CEO Max Stier recently traveled to Singapore for a business immersion trip that examined public administration and whole-of-government work from an international perspective. He shares three observations about democracy and public service.
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.
Recognizing Volcker Alliance President Thomas Ross
On Nov. 17, 2021, Volcker Alliance President Thomas W. Ross announced that he will step down from his current role at the end of this year. We commend Ross’ leadership and public service and reflect on the initiatives that brought the Partnership and the Alliance together, working closely and collaboratively to promote a stronger civil service.
Tell your representative to protect our merit-based civil service
The president recently signed an executive order that undermines competitive civil service requirements and could replace tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of career civil servants with officials who essentially act as political appointees. Send a letter through the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association to tell Congress to protect our merit-based civil service by opposing this order in their next funding bill.
How three EIG teams helped government prepare for natural disasters
Participants in the Excellence in Government Fellows program led efforts to improve the country’s response to natural disasters and promote disaster planning, including providing for people with disabilities, offering first aid training and improving earthquake safety.
What the election results could mean for federal employees
With control of the House of Representatives shifting to the Democrats, there will be significant changes to the way Congress approaches the civil service. While there is a lot we do not yet know, the election likely affected two big issues: government reorganization and workforce policy. Here’s how.
Civil service reform is 40 years old: Reflecting on what government should keep, what it should change
Partnership President and CEO Max Stier and Volcker Alliance President Thomas W. Ross reflect on the 40th anniversary of the Civil Service Reform Act. While we celebrate its successes, they say it’s also time to look forward and commit to modernizing our civil service system once again.