It’s time for the Senate to confirm a permanent OPM director. Here’s why.
The Office of Personnel Management enables employees and agencies to work better. However, a lack of permanent leadership for much of the past decade has hampered OPM’s ability to support the 2 million public servants who work in government. In this post, Partnership President and CEO Max Stier urges the full Senate to act quickly on the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to serve as the agency’s new leader.
Four lessons that shaped my path to the Senior Executive Service
James-Christian Blockwood, the Partnership’s executive vice president, previously served as senior executive leader in the federal government. He shares four lessons he learned about leadership and relationship-building during his public service career.
The federal government faced down pandemic challenges, delivering “bright spots” during a dark time
As the COVID-19 pandemic affected our country in unprecedented ways, the federal government innovated and made improvements to continue serving the public. The Partnership compiled a list of accomplishments and outlined actions from across government to highlight the ingenuity, efficiency and adaptability agencies have demonstrated this past year.
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.
Leading change in uncertain times
The current environment demands more effective change management and change leadership. The Public Service Leadership Model’s “Leading Change” competency includes five key skills that help leaders manage the challenges of conducting the day-to-day work during a global pandemic and presidential transition effectively.
How to build a results-oriented culture
Federal leaders recognize the importance of moving toward a results-oriented culture, and the Partnership agrees. Our Public Service Leadership Model identifies five key competencies that leaders can develop to continue to achieve results in their workplaces.
Inspiring stories from this year’s Service to America Medal awards
The Partnership hosted the first-ever virtual Service to America Medals awards program. Revisit highlights from the program and watch the winners receive congratulations from many luminaries from the political and celebrity worlds.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other exceptional doctors discuss public service
During a virtual panel in advance of the Service to America Medals awards program, Dr. Fauci spoke about federal service and lessons learned from the pandemic with by Dr. Beth Ripley, a radiologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
How three EIG teams helped government prepare for natural disasters
Participants in the Excellence in Government Fellows program led efforts to improve the country’s response to natural disasters and promote disaster planning, including providing for people with disabilities, offering first aid training and improving earthquake safety.
A unique opportunity for more diverse representation in government
After Election Day, first- and second-term administrations have an opportunity to better diversify leadership in the federal government by filling thousands of top management positions.