Publications

It’s a Precarious Time for Any Official in Trump’s Orbit

July 13, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Alexander Acosta’s exit gratifies those who wanted him gone for his role in the Epstein plea deal. But the president’s advisers fear how more turnover reflects broader turmoil within the administration.

Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid criticism of Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

July 12, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Acosta’s departure, which takes effect next week, means acting secretaries will head four major federal departments. He is the 11th Cabinet official to quit or be forced out, several under ethical or legal clouds, since President Trump took office.

Breakthrough Technologies Offer Enormous Opportunity for Federal Leaders—If They Seize It

July 11, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

What Silicon Valley calls “exponential technologies” could transform agency operations and boost national security.

Homeland insecurity: Empty seats at agency dealing with overcrowding at the border

July 6, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Resignations and a purge by the president have left the top ranks of Homeland Security muddled as it grapples with a crisis at the southern border.

Best Practices for Data-Driven Agencies

July 2, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

With initiatives like the Federal Data Strategy, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, and the President’s Management Agenda pushing agency use of data, a new study from the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton examines the best practices for agencies looking to use their data to drive better results.

How incoming chief data, evaluation officers can serve as ‘brokers’ between agencies’ data sets

June 28, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Agencies don’t lack for dashboards, benchmarks, scorecards and a whole host of metrics for their programs. But do those numbers show the whole picture?

Evidence-based decision making: What DOE, USDA and others are learning

June 28, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Evidence-based decision making is gaining traction at agencies, a new report says, and there are some clear lessons about how to increase federal use of the practice.

Partnership Issues Leadership Model

June 25, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

The Partnership for Public Service has issued a guide to government leadership, identifying the four most essential competencies as becoming self-aware, engaging others, leading change and achieving results.

The consequences of the Trump presidential transition

June 23, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Trump started his presidency on the back foot when it came to personnel. Now, he has confirmed fewer senior administration officials at this stage of his presidency than any of the previous four presidents, according to analysis provided to Axios by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.

Field Employees Feeling Left Out, Report Says

June 19, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Federal employees outside the national capital area “often feel isolated from the rest of their agency and disconnected from senior leaders” and consequently are less engaged in their work than those in the capital area, the Partnership for Public Service has said.