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PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCES 2019 SERVICE TO AMERICA MEDAL FINALISTS

May 5, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent,Service to America Medals

“Oscars” of government service honor federal innovators from across government FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2019                                        CONTACT:  Onamé Thompson 202-775-6898 WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service today announced the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) finalists – 26 federal employees and teams from more than 20 federal agencies and...

Rate of female civil servants in exec. roles remains low

March 13, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

Since the days of Frances Perkins, women have been joining the ranks of presidential cabinet secretaries. Now no one finds it remarkable. Yet, when it comes to the number of women career civil servants making it into executive ranks that number remains oddly low. On why that might be the case and how to fix...

Pay for Performance is the Only Choice

March 6, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

Government is approaching a Hobson’s choice. The General Schedule salary system is an anachronism.  The Pay Agent has now twice questioned the methodology used to adjust the ranges. It may be that no one today believes the annual pay gap estimate. The Office of Personnel Management gave up trying to confirm jobs are classified accurately...

House Democrats revive efforts to give federal employees paid family leave

March 6, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

Maybe the third, fourth or fifth time is the charm. House lawmakers on Tuesday again revived their attempts to pass a paid family leave bill for federal employees. This time, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), along with House Majority Speaker Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. Jennifer Wexton and Don Beyer (D-Va.), have introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act.

Fewer Americans are opting for careers at the State Department 

February 25, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking a career in the U.S. diplomatic corps has declined in the first two years of the Trump administration, reaching the lowest level since 2008, according to State Department numbers obtained exclusively by NBC News. Although President Donald Trump’s unpredictable, go-it-alone foreign policy has caused apprehension among some prospective applicants, and led...

Waters backs ‘undermined’ protection staff facing Trump’s ‘anti-consumer action’

February 25, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

One of the more egregious examples of President Trump’s attempt to dismantle parts of the federal government has been the ax taken to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Consumer protection in the financial services industry has been seriously eroded by a major drop in enforcement actions and staffing. Republicans in Congress have hated the Elizabeth...

Partnership offers tips for using FEVS results

February 21, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

Publication Tags: Best Places to Work

In a blog posting, the Partnership for Public Service offered these tips for using Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data to improve employee engagement: “Use the data to set priorities…

Personnel, retention challenges facing the federal workforce

February 14, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

According to a new report released by the Senior Executives Association, there are some wide-ranging workforce issues affecting the federal government.  These include an increase in political appointees at agencies, and a “brain drain” from skilled federal workers retiring. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, says that finding the...

Senate committee clears 2 nominees, but for now leaves MSPB’s future hanging by a thread

February 13, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce

After months of waiting, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared two of the President’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and potentially fill a much-anticipated quorum. But the committee didn’t make things nearly that simple.