COVID-19 and the serious threat to vulnerable federal employees
Veterans Health Administration employees are at high risk for COVID-19 not only because of their frequent contact with veterans suspected or confirmed to be infected with the virus, but also because of their age. With more than 14% of VHA medical officers older than 65, federal leaders must figure out how to protect the health and safety of those working to stop the spread.
Inspired to Serve: Steps to advance public service and build a stronger federal workforce
The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service’s Inspired to Serve report details practical solutions to improving the federal workforce and attracting new generations to public service. Commissioner Steve Barney gives an overview of the policy recommendations for improving the federal personnel systems detailed in the report.
You don’t have to go to D.C. to see our government in action
It’s a common misconception that most federal employees work in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, but 85% of employees are actually based outside of the capital. Take a closer look at the geography of the federal workforce.
These 11 agencies prove government can be a best place to work
In the 2019 Best Places to Work rankings, 11 agencies scored higher than the private sector in employee engagement. Max Stier at the Partnership and Danny Werfel at BCG explore how federal leaders can continue to enhance the employee experience.
A different way of thinking about the size of government
While the U.S. population has continued to increase, the size of the federal workforce has remained relatively stable over the past few decades. By examining the size of government from this perspective, it becomes clear that government efficiency is critical for agencies to effectively deliver services to the American people.
We can’t improve government without understanding it
In Fed Figures, our new We the Partnership series, we will explore federal workforce data to help us better understand where government needs to improve and which solutions are most likely to generate results.
How leaders can prepare for federal employees to return to work after the shutdown
Sally Jewell, former secretary of the Department of the Interior during the 2013 shutdown, offers her advice about how to mitigate a drop in workforce morale when employees return to work after the current partial government shutdown ends.