Publications

Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2

July 22, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

It’s not personal. Lu is among 60 State Department nominees waiting to be confirmed, according to data from the Partnership for Public Service.

Max Stier’s statement for the House Committee on Homeland Security, “Securing the Homeland: Reforming DHS to Meet Today’s Threats”

July 15, 2021

Publication Type: Congressional Testimony

On July 15, 2021, Partnership President and CEO, Max Stier submitted a statement for the record to the House Committee on Homeland Security hearing entitled, “Securing the Homeland: Reforming DHS to Meet Today’s Threats.”

Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

July 21, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

How can the Department of Homeland Security possibly vet 40,000 people coming to the United States every day to spot the possible security threats? Until recently, it couldn’t, or it took so long a terrorist could already have moved in. Lori Vislocky developed, in record time and on a shoestring, a modern information system that...

OPM will reassume full control over CHCO Council, with efforts to elevate human capital group underway

July 20, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Biden administration named Margot Conrad, a longtime leader at the Partnership for Public Service, as the CHCO Council’s executive director earlier this year. A new working group is helping Conrad review the CHCO Council’s operations, resources, membership and connections with other cross-agency councils.

Value of Internships Cited for Hiring Those without Four-Year Degrees

July 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Federal agencies can use internships to enhance their hiring of persons who do not have a four-year college degree—as advocated by a Trump administration policy that the Biden administration is continuing—says a blog posting by the Partnership for Public Service.

Recounting how far GAO has come in 100 years

July 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Budget and Accounting Act is 100 years old, and so is the Government Accountability Office — formerly called the General Accounting Office. The agency, part of Congress, has come a long way from its origins in bean counting. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got a brief overview from the GAO’s Chief Operating Officer Kate Siggerud.

EPA, in Midst of Hiring Spree, Faces Uphill Push for More Staff

July 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

But one-at-a-time hiring won’t work if an agency wants to quickly acquire a large number of senior personnel, said Michelle Amante, vice president of federal workforce programs at the Partnership for Public Service. It takes 60 to 90 days from the time a candidate is selected until he or she is brought on board, she...

Biden takes on multiple crises without key confirmed officials at the helm

July 14, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

As the Senate returns from its July 4th break, lawmakers face a slew of pending nominations for various posts in the Biden administration. More than 200 nominations were awaiting Senate confirmation at the start of this month, according to new data from the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. “The Senate has a huge role to...

Biden’s diversity and inclusion EO highlights struggling federal internship program

July 7, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Partnership for Public Service called the order “an important advancement in the federal government’s growing focus” on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives.

DHS sees more employee engagement successes, even in a pandemic year

July 7, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The department still ranks last among large agencies on the most recent Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, which the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group released last week.