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.
A diversity, equity and inclusion checklist for the Biden administration’s first 100 days
The federal government should lead in the urgent and necessary work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion—especially within the federal workforce. The Partnership recommends a series of actions for the Biden-Harris administration to take to improve the government’s record on diversity, equity and inclusion over the next four years.
How you can use a ship battle from Pirates of the Caribbean as a metaphor for leadership training
How do you know if your employees are ready to make the right decisions at the right times? An example from one blockbuster film explains how taking risks can help your employees become more self-aware and develop important critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Interested in a government career? Here’s advice from federal employees.
More than 130 public servants responded to our #WhyIServe survey. We’re sharing their insights into the benefits of working in public service and tips for a successful federal career.
Nine strategies to help you evolve your talent pipeline
The federal government often has trouble recruiting the talent it needs. We share strategies that agencies can use to improve their talent pipelines, as featured in the Partnership’s report, “A Time for Talent: Improving Federal Recruiting and Hiring.”