6 recommendations to improve the federal government’s COVID-19 public health surveillance system
Health crises like COVID-19 require a strong public health surveillance system that enables leaders to collect, analyze and interpret critical data about the prevalence and spread of disease. In the recent “Retracing Steps” report, the Partnership offered several recommendations for federal leaders to improve their efforts in this area.
Why federal-state partnerships are key to addressing California’s natural disasters and emergencies
As California’s climate and environmental crises continue to intensify, increased coordination between federal and state agencies will be essential. To help the state better address these critical issues, we offer key recommendations for bolstering collaboration across agencies, between levels of government, and with organizations in both the private and nonprofit sectors.
Trading places: Civil servants recount their experiences in public-private talent exchanges
Talent exchange programs can bolster the federal workforce and enable it to adapt to the vanguard of the private sector. We spoke with two civilian employees of the Navy who participated in the Defense Department’s Public-Private Talent Exchange and cited professional development as the biggest benefit of their six-month experience.
New insights on building a bold agency strategic plan
On Sept. 8, the Partnership and Grant Thornton hosted a virtual event to announce the publication of “Meeting the Moment: Tips for Building Bold Strategic Plans and Turning Them into Results.” During the event, members of the project team outlined the practical steps agency strategic planners can take to create useful plans that drive results.
How agencies can open doors for job seekers without a four-year degree
Our federal government would benefit from hiring job seekers without four-year degrees, an often overlooked talent pool. In a recent report, we outline the barriers that prevent individuals without four-year degrees from attaining federal work and offer recommendations to address them.
The most effective strategies for surge hiring
In “Rapid Reinforcements: Strategies for Federal Surge Hiring,” the Partnership examined federal surge hiring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined three strategies that agencies can implement to improve the process. Now, a new template can help hiring teams develop a strategic recruitment plan for surge hiring at their agencies.
How a new focus on customer experience helped the Bureau of the Fiscal Service adapt to the pandemic
Beginning in 2018, Bureau of the Fiscal Service leaders started investing in new technologies and streamlining internal decision-making processes to better meet the needs of other agencies and the public. This customer-focused modernization effort laid the groundwork for the bureau to provide crucial support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How mission-support leaders can improve the internal customer experience
To help federal agencies work more effectively, mission-support leaders need to understand how employees experience mission-support services. In this post, we offer five recommendations for mission-support leaders to make their services more customer-focused.
Trust is the foundation for transforming federal HR
Federal human resources have suffered from decades of underinvestment and a lack of attention from senior officials. Our “Transforming Human Resources” report explores why trust is the key ingredient to help agencies overcome these challenges and improve federal HR.
White House launches artificial intelligence information portal
Passed this year, the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act aims to connect and coordinate federal agencies’ AI work to ensure the United States remains a leader in using this groundbreaking technology. We look back at the Partnership’s research reports on AI in federal, state and local governments to examine how public servants can better use AI in their work.