Publications

Partnership for Public Service and Leading Civil Society Groups Launch CapitolStrong to Support the U.S. Congress and its Public Servants

January 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service joined leading civil society groups today to launch CapitolStrong (CapitolStrong.org), an initiative to support and recognize the congressional and service staff working in the U.S. Capitol, and to create a space to repair and rebuild trust in our democratic institutions following the violent attack that transpired on Jan....

How Biden Can Use Special Authorities to Deploy His Team on Day One

January 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

President-elect Joe Biden will likely be able to install his appointees throughout government immediately upon taking the oath of office next week, though the outgoing Trump administration has yet to give the incoming president the authority to quickly make those placements. 

Transition Roundup: Reassurances on Inauguration Security Measures; Another Cabinet Resignation

January 8, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

President Trump released a video on Thursday night in which he condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and then said after his campaign pursued all legal avenues, a “new administration” will begin on January 20. “My focus now turns to a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power,” he said, only 13 days before...

Which Technology Shifts and Lessons Will Outlast the Pandemic?

January 7, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Federal agencies were forced by the coronavirus pandemic to adapt in numerous ways last year, including how they provisioned services for and supported remote workers, how they moved data between unclassified and classified environments and more.

White House Belatedly Issues Request for Resignation Letters From All Appointees

January 7, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The Trump administration on Thursday instructed all political appointees to submit their resignation letters by Jan. 20, ensuring they exit federal agencies upon President-elect Biden’s swearing in. 

White House finally tells thousands of political appointees they have to step down

January 7, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The White House on Thursday told thousands of political appointees — from ambassadors to schedulers — to resign on Inauguration Day, a formality the Trump administration had stalled for weeks as President Trump disputed the election outcome.

Here’s the new government document that might help you land a job in the Biden administration

January 5, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The bible for federal job seekers has finally arrived.  The US government published a 232-page document in late December known as the Plum Book. It’s little known outside of the nation’s capital but a sacred possession for Washington insiders and anyone who wants to get a job in the highest levels of the federal government. 

6 Lessons From 2020 Federal Leaders Should Apply in the Months to Come

January 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

I haven’t talked with anyone pining for the good old days of 2020. But as we collectively stagger into 2021, it’s worth remembering six morals from the outgoing year that we’ll want to follow in the months to come.

Deadline Approaching for ‘Sammies’ Nominations

January 4, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The deadline is January 15 for nominations for the 2021 version of the Partnership for Public Service’s Service to America awards, or Sammies, a top honor for federal employees.

FDIC Programs Held Up as Model for Entry-Level Hiring

December 30, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The FDIC is effectively using an internship program and agency hiring events in filling entry-level positions, an issue common to federal agencies, according to a blog posting by the Partnership for Public Service.