Publications

‘Sammies’ Awards Program Going Virtual

September 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The annual Service to America Medals, or Sammies, will be awarded in an online presentation October 5, the Partnership for Public Service has said.

Hamilton Scholars to give students ultimate D.C. experience

September 17, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

A new program at the university is preparing students to be global leaders and providing a head start on careers impacting policy in the nation’s capital.

How agencies can improve recruitment and hiring without Congress’ help

September 17, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Congress to do anything about reforming the civil service. Some agencies will have to continue to take it on themselves to improve the personnel recruitment and hiring practices everyone professes to hate. Now some new ideas have come out in a study by the Partnership for Public Service, sponsored by the...

Nonpermanent federal workers could be hired for up to 10 years under Trump proposal

September 16, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Federal agencies could hire employees for up to 10 years for work they consider not permanent, under a Trump administration proposal that a union representative called “a streamlined way to fire people.”

Biden Transition Team Suggests Balancing Act Between Centrists, Far Left

September 16, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Joe Biden’s transition team and its newly expanded 15-person advisory board are filled with Obama administration alumni. His former rivals also have roles of influence. The policy positions of these people may give some insight into the Democratic nominee’s plans.

Defense Innovation Board Adopts AI Testing, Digital Workforce Recruitment Resolutions

September 16, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The Defense Innovation Board convened for its fall public meeting Tuesday and approved resolutions for two key federal technology issues in addition to broadening its work on space. 

PREPARING GOVERNMENT FOR LEADING CHANGE: VISION DEVELOPMENTAL STRATEGIES

September 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

In Preparing Government to Lead Change: Creativity and Innovation Developmental Strategies, I illustrated the difference between change management and leading change using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Leading Change definition. I then introduced developmental strategies to educate, expose and provide career experiences through the leading change competency of creativity and innovation.

‘Resilient’ Roundtables Gathering Steam for Federal Recovery Recommendations

September 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

MeriTalk, ACT-IAC, and the Partnership for Public Service are issuing a call to the Federal IT community for participants in several virtual roundtable groups that will formulate operating and policy recommendations to promote stronger and more resilient government operations to advance the nation’s post-pandemic recovery.

Updates on the presidential transition process

September 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

David Marchick, Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses what the Biden and Trump transition organizations and government agencies are doing to prepare for the next administration

Marymount graduate student inducted into inaugural class of Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

September 14, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service has announced that Carroll S. Rich, a Cybersecurity graduate student from Marymount University, will participate in the inaugural unit of the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative. This initiative is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that works to recruit and provide participants with experience in a world-class cybersecurity force.