Partnership West aims to deepen our impact with federal agencies in California, which employs approximately 150,000 civil servants, as well as several Western states. Read more about our Partnership West programming below.
Building Federal Talent Pipelines
Partnership West research and programs help agencies engage with colleges, universities, and other sources of talent to identify and recruit vital new staff and provide candidates with pathways into federal work.
Our reports have mapped out anticipated hiring needs in California and examined how federal agencies in the state can strengthen their talent pipelines by recruiting, hiring and retaining job seekers without a four-year degree. We also provide academic institutions and community-based organizations with relevant material to help them support job seekers and host federal hiring fairs to help agencies fill important entry-level positions.
Creating Communities of Collaboration and Innovation
Partnership West helps federal agencies engage and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to solve complex challenges.
Our work has brought together federal, state and local agencies to help Northern California improve its disaster resilience and identifying bright spots and challenges related to collaboration, documented in the report, “The Golden State of Collaboration: Fostering Intergovernmental and Cross-Sector Partnerships in California.”
Developing a Rising Generation of Federal Leadership
Partnership West draws on our existing curriculum to develop federal leaders located on the West Coast and identify specific leadership needs in regional settings.
Partnership West helps new federal employees and aspiring federal managers in Southern California hone their leadership skills through facilitated cross-agency collaboration. Organized in concert with the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, the Public Service Leadership Circle provides participants with the resources—from facilitated discussions to guest speakers—to become more effective leaders and make an impact at their agencies.