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.”
Veterans Benefits Administration diversity and equal employment
The Veterans Benefits Administration has long sought to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Margarita Devlin, the agency’s principal deputy under secretary for benefits, discusses the four ways VBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Closing the cybersecurity skills gap: A Q&A with CyberVista CEO Simone Petrella
The Partnership spoke with CyberVista CEO Simone Petrella and asked her about their role as sole technical partner for the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative and why she is committed to the growth and development of cyber employees in the federal government.
Why do federal employees enter public service?
In May, we sent a survey to federal employees asking them why they are drawn to public service. For many of the federal employees who responded, one motivation stands above the rest: the desire to give back.
A revealing look at racial diversity in the federal government
While the federal government uses a merit system to ensure fairness in hiring, pay and promotions, federal employees of color still face a biased system. A look at the data shows that people of color hold a smaller percentage of professional or senior-level positions than their percentage of the workforce.
Future of Government Service Survey: How do your views compare with other federal executives?
Discussions about the future of public service and how to strengthen the federal government must be informed by the right data. The Future of Government Service Survey collects that data through feedback from federal executives. Learn why you should take the survey if contacted.