Diversity in California’s federal workforce: A tale of two trends
The latest installment of our Fed Figures series suggests that California is a leader in hiring diverse federal talent. However, a deeper dive reveals stark racial and ethnic inequalities based on job level.
Why we can’t afford another government shutdown
Shutdowns and continuing resolutions hurt the people this country serves, yet they have become far too common. Partnership Executive Vice President James-Christian Blockwood discusses the harmful effects of shutdowns on critical work , such as strategic planning, and shares solutions to avoiding future shutdowns.
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.
How three public servants strengthened our country’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
In our #IServeBecause survey we sent to civil servants, we received responses that explain why someone interested in helping others would find a career in the federal government rewarding. We share responses from three federal employees who are helping others by building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive nation.
Pride in government: The LGBTQ+ community and the federal workforce
In honor of Pride Month, we are looking at the struggle and success of LGBTQ individuals in the federal workforce. In 80 years, with advancements and backslides, the federal government has transitioned from discriminating against LGBTQ+ employees to protecting their rights.
10 ways to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week 2021
Join us in celebrating public servants during this year’s Public Service Recognition Week. We offer 10 ideas—small and big, virtual and in-person—to help you get started.
Federal employees share why public service is important to them
During last year’s Public Service Recognition Week, we asked federal employees to tell us their stories about working in government. These employees shared why they find their public service important and what motivates them to give back.
Building resilience by keeping your W.I.T.S.—workforce, innovation, technology and security— about you
The coronavirus pandemic presented an opportunity to rethink how agencies work and deliver services and build a more resilient government. Our new report examines government’s response to the pandemic and offers recommendations for building resilience to future crises.
Impressions from 15 years in public service
James-Christian Blockwood, the Partnership’s executive vice president, previously served 15 years in four federal agencies. He shares his thoughts on government service and its unique power and position to positively impact communities and people.
Biden administration’s success depends on how they handle the federal government’s leadership crisis
In his first days in office, President Biden has taken significant steps to demonstrate how he will lead the government’s 2.1 million civil servants. We commend the new administration for taking early action to rebuild the federal workforce and offer recommendations for the team to focus on next.