Publications

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...

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...

Why shutdown’s impact will continue to be felt for ‘years to come’

February 18, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

Although a second government shutdown has been averted, Yamiche Alcindor reports that repercussions from the one that ended in January are still being felt — and they extend far beyond federal employees. She also talks to the Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier about the shutdown’s long-lasting effects and how they could make federal hiring more difficult.

2nd shutdown dodged as State Department still grapples with 1st

February 15, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

While the White House announced the president agreed to a deal Thursday to avoid a second federal government shutdown this year, the impact of the first, the longest in U.S. history, and the anxiety of potentially a second, have had deep and lasting impacts on the State Department and American foreign policy. In particular, several officials and outside experts told ABC...

The Shutdown is over. Now the Federal Workforce faces ‘Untold morale problems’

February 1, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Engage Employees,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers received their first partial paychecks this week as the government reopened Monday after a 35-day partial shutdown. Some 400,000 workers had been furloughed, and another 400,000 had been on the job but were not getting paid. While the financial costs for those workers were high, the shutdown also took...

Shutdown shuts out the next generation of public servants

February 5, 2019

Publication Type: Commentary

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

Publication Tags: Management,Office of Personnel Management

Tags: Develop Strong Leaders,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

The longest government shutdown in our nation’s history and the threat of a reoccurrence in less than two weeks will further discourage an already skeptical younger generation from public service. Authored by Partnership President and CEO Max Stier and former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Government Shutdown Demoralized Many Federal Employees

January 28, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent,Shutdown

Federal employees who didn’t get paid for the last month will receive back wages as soon as the government can process its payrolls. But even after workers get their finances in order, it may take longer to repair morale and the appeal of a federal government job, as NPR’s Brian Naylor reports. 

Agency function is tied to how people feel about their job — that’s bad news for USDA research

January 18, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Best Places to Work,Federal workforce,Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent

Should anyone care how career civil servants view the attractiveness of their workplace? The answer is yes, Congress and taxpayers should. The results of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings arrived just before Christmas, and they don’t look good for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.