Publications

Nonprofit Advises Agencies to Make Transition Briefing Materials Succinct, Informative

October 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Federal agencies’ briefing materials to prepare for the presidential transition should be “succinct, comprehensive and informative” and incorporate information related to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance published on Thursday. 

New executive order could strip civil service protections from ‘wide swaths’ federal workforce

October 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order that will reclassify a portion of the career federal workforce, giving agency heads the ability to hire and fire them at will under a new class in the excepted service.

PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE F EXECUTIVE ORDER

October 22, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier regarding the president’s executive order to create a new Schedule F excepted service job classification for federal employees. “Our civil service is the envy of the world and must be strengthened and enhanced. Without strong safeguards, the...

‘So much work to do’: How Biden is planning for transition

October 21, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he’ll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises.

3D PRINTING INDUSTRY NEWS SLICED: RENISHAW, BV PRODUCTS, BASF, ROBOZE, BIGREP, MAKERBOT, AND MORE

October 21, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we cover the most recent partnerships, innovations, and business updates across our industry.

NY Landmarks Conservancy Salutes COVID Heroes At Living Landmarks Gala 2020

October 20, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

On October 29, 2020, The New York Landmarks Conservancywill host its 27th Living Landmarks Celebration honoring: Joyce B. Cowin,

Our Work-from-Anywhere Future

October 20, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Before 2020 a movement was brewing within knowledge-work organizations. Personal technology and digital connectivity had advanced so far and so fast that people had begun to ask, “Do we really need to be together, in an office, to do our work?” We got our answer during the pandemic lockdowns. We learned that a great many...

Senior Leaders Cite Recruiting, Retention Problems

October 20, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Only just above half of senior leaders say their agency is able to recruit the best employees while only a similar share say their agency can retain its best employees, according to results of a survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service.

These key federal jobs are long vacant. Federal workers are hurt because of it.

October 20, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

During the high drama of this election season, a basic factor in good government has received little attention. Key political appointee positions are long vacant, making it impossible for some agencies to fulfill their duties.

Improvements in Federal Agency Customer Service Reported

October 14, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The government has made progress in the year since a report on its shortcomings in providing customer service, the Partnership for Public Service has said, but wider adoption still is needed of some of the promising practices.