COVID-19 heroes and leaders: Stories told through our podcast
Several federal employees who led our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were featured on two recent episodes of the Partnership’s new podcast, “Profiles in Public Service.” Learn about two doctors at the National Institutes of Health who improved participation in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine testing in underserved communities and a State Department employee who repatriated Americans stranded abroad when the pandemic hit.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® scores: The story behind the numbers
Angela Bailey, chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, takes a closer look at the agency’s 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government scores. Bailey highlights DHS’ efforts to prioritize employee engagement, during recent crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 government shutdown.
The federal government’s new value proposition: the future of work
According to the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, employee engagement in government still lags behind the private sector. Max Stier, president and CEO at the Partnership, and BCG’s Danny Werfel discuss steps federal leaders can take to improve the employee experience.
Diversity in federal leadership matters: Perspectives from a public servant
Robert Tse, senior policy advisor at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utility Service, spoke with us about how diverse leadership can help government build a more inclusive workforce and offer more equitable services. He shared how his own racial and ethnic identity impacts his work and how we can leverage the diversity of the federal workforce to make services more accessible.
How can Congress help prevent future pandemics?
As the U.S continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators have introduced bills that would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the pandemic and the national response. Should a commission be established, it must acknowledge how federal management issues affected the nation’s response.
Celebrating top performers in the 2020 Best Places to Work rankings
On Tuesday, June 29, the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group released the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings during a live virtual event. Federal leaders from the top-ranked agencies joined the event to reflect on their agencies’ successes.
Introducing the top six finalists for the 2021 People’s Choice Award
Six finalists are still in the running for the 2021 Sammies People’s Choice Award. Learn more about their accomplishments, and vote for your favorite to be crowned the winner.
How a lack of data led to vaccine inequity
During the past year, failures in the public health data infrastructure prevented state and local authorities from getting accurate information about COVID-19 prevalence and spread, leaving them unable to recommend equitable interventions. State and federal governments must work together and share data that would enable officials to track disease spread, vaccination rates and other health information in different communities to provide more equitable interventions.
How a new focus on customer experience helped the Bureau of the Fiscal Service adapt to the pandemic
Beginning in 2018, Bureau of the Fiscal Service leaders started investing in new technologies and streamlining internal decision-making processes to better meet the needs of other agencies and the public. This customer-focused modernization effort laid the groundwork for the bureau to provide crucial support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How federal agencies can reopen after the pandemic in an inclusive and equitable way
Even as federal offices begin to reopen, hybrid work environments and remote work are likely to remain options for many employees. We offer four strategies to help agencies successfully reopen in an equitable and inclusive way and ensure their employees are able to succeed in this new work environment.