Publications

After Having Their Computers Monitored, Employees Blast SSA Watchdog

October 13, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The IG’s office was ranked 382 out of 411 agency subcomponents on the Partnership for Public Service’s most recent best places to work rankings, which is compiled from the government’s annual Federal Employees Viewpoint Survey data. The office’s engagement score has fallen by 22% in the last two years.

The DHS Office That Found “No Major Incidents” on Jan. 6 Needs to Be Disbanded

October 13, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The report also said comments in the media that called I&A the “junior varsity” of the intelligence community created a “significant morale issue” for employees. But this characterization might be unfair to high school junior varsity athletes, since at least those ninth and 10th graders receive coaching and practice prior to playing against other teenagers. What’s more, the office’s...

Cruz, Hawley throwing ‘sand in the gears’ of U.S. foreign policy

October 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Twenty years after the attacks, the United States finds itself facing similar conditions. The New York Times reported last month, “Only 26 percent of President Biden’s choices for critical Senate-confirmed national security posts have been filled, according to a new analysis by the Partnership for Public Service.” For comparison purposes, note that 57 percent of key national...

Opinion: A step-by-step guide to heading off the next coup attempt

October 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

For example, an incumbent president must not be able to throw sand in the gears of the transition process under the Presidential Transition Act. Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service recommends that starting the transition “should be a ministerial decision, it should be clearer, and it should be a low bar.” As he has explained,...

Opinion: America is shorthanded in foreign affairs. Thanks, Ted Cruz.

October 10, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Senate could bypass Mr. Cruz by devoting hours of floor debate to each nominee, but then legislative debate suffers. The Senate confirmation process is woefully outdated and should be streamlined so that more appointees can take office sooner. According to the tracker by The Post and the Partnership for Public Service, monitoring 803 government positions among...

Agency’s work to stop imports made with forced labor is having a global impact

October 10, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Forced labor is considered modern-day slavery and affects about 25 million people around the globe. One team at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working to stop goods made in those conditions from entering the American market. Ana Hinojosa, executive director of the Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate at CBP, and Eric Choy, deputy executive...

The 9/11 commission said national security vacancies were a problem. Biden’s Pentagon is ‘far worse’

October 10, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

By Oct. 5, 2001, the Bush administration had 34 Pentagon officials confirmed, according to data provided by Loren DeJonge Schulman, who leads the research, analysis and evaluation team at the Partnership for Public Service. Today, at the same point in his presidency, Biden has just 21.

The 9/11Commission Said National Security Vacancies Were A Problem. Biden’s Pentagon Is ‘Far Worse’

October 6, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

By Oct. 5, 2001, the Bush administration had 34 Pentagon officials confirmed, according to data provided by Loren DeJonge Schulman, who leads the research, analysis and evaluation team at the Partnership for Public Service. Today, at the same point in his presidency, Biden has just 21.

Talent Exchanges Can Be Valuable but They Take Effort, Says Report

October 6, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

“Talent exchanges may be even more important for the government of the future and a new generation of civil servants who are digital natives and seek jobs that offer opportunities for collaboration and professional growth,” says the report by the Partnership for Public Service, done with the EY consulting firm. “The promising potential of talent...

L.A. Mayor Garcetti in ‘confirmation purgatory’ as Biden’s nominations stall

October 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Senate has confirmed only two of Biden’s 64 nominees for ambassadorial posts, according to the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. An incoming president can pick 4,000 political appointees, including 1,200 appointees who require Senate confirmation.