Publications

PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE URGES CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO REACH AN AGREEMENT TO FUND GOVERNMENT AND AVOID FUTURE SHUTDOWNS

February 6, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2019 CONTACT: Onamé Thompson 202-775-6898 WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service urges Congress and the White House to ensure our government is funded by midnight on Feb. 15 and avoid a repeat of the recent 35-day partial government shutdown, a disastrous political failure that greatly disrupted public services and...

Report: Shutdown Had ‘Minimal’ Effects on Government Cybersecurity

January 30, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Shutdown

The 35-day government shutdown had “very minimal” immediate effects on the cybersecurity of federal agencies, according to security researchers. While lawmakers and cyber wonks warned the longest government shutdown in history would leave agencies vulnerable to cyberattacks, researchers at Security Scorecard determined those fears were largely unfounded.

10-step checklist for agency leaders returning from shutdown

January 30, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Shutdown

As more formerly furloughed feds filter back to work, no doubt they’re finding all sorts of piled up tasks both pressing and trivial. To help with the backlog, the Partnership for Public Service has put together a 10-step plan and a special re-open checklist. Margot Conrad, the Partnership’s director of federal workforce programs, had more on Federal Drive with Tom...

Shutdown leads to continuing psychological issues for federal employees

January 29, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Shutdown

There’s been lots of talk about the back pay due the 800,000 federal employees locked out of work by the partial government shutdown. There’s been lots of talk about the lack of pay many federal contractors endured when one-fourth of the government closed. There’s been lots of talk about the hardships untold numbers of people suffered because...

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. 

The furlough is terrible for workers — even when they are back on the job

January 25, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Shutdown

The furlough appears finally to be over. Now federal workers and their managers will swiftly move from a netherworld of political chaos and confusion to a different sort of crisis. Most are facing past-due bills and resentment about the trauma of going without pay. Others are questioning careers they’ve built, weighing a move to the private...

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE APPLAUDS DEAL TO END THE 35-DAY PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

January 25, 2019

Publication Type: News Release

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2019CONTACT: Onamé Thompson202-775-6898 WASHINGTON – Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement regarding the deal to temporarily reopen the federal government. “The Partnership is relieved that there will be a three-week reprieve to the shutdown madness. It is now of paramount importance that our elected officials...

The government’s workforce is aging. Now the shutdown could make hiring harder

January 18, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Federal workforce,Shutdown

Cherie Lee, 37, realized she wanted to change careers while she was volunteering in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The experience was so rewarding that Lee, who was working for the Florida Department of Revenue, applied for and accepted a position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Government shutdown has hidden costs, long-term consequences

January 17, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Shutdown

Two years ago today, I wrote in The Hill that the incoming administration should prioritize recruitment and retention of top talent into the federal workforce. Unfortunately, the current government shutdown reflects a continuing disregard for the role of career staff.