We the Partnership

How Partnership West embraces diversity, equity and inclusion

Organizations should promote diversity, equity and inclusion, but program managers often struggle to incorporate these principles into their day-to-day work and organizational strategy. Here are three examples that demonstrate how Partnership West has woven diversity, equity and inclusion into its operations, so others can consider how they might emphasize this in their own programs.

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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.

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Strategic planning during uncertain times

This past February, few strategic plans could have taken into account the challenges we’re facing today. While we can’t predict the future, we can improve the effectiveness of our planning efforts by creating strategic plans based on personal and professional values and investing in an adaptable workforce.

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House appropriations bill could help federal job seekers and enhance data

On June 26, the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which included language to improve federal hiring and data transparency. By drawing attention to the barriers that affect our government’s ability to hire the best employees, the language in the House bill emphasizes the idea that good government starts with good people. Read this post to find out exactly how this language will improve the federal workforce.

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