Publications

Building the Case for Talent Development

February 14, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Building the Case for Talent Development

The federal government must invest in its workforce if it is to address modern challenges. The Partnership and Cornerstone OnDemand developed these 5 tips to help agencies prepare a case to leadership for the benefits of talent development.

A Roadmap to the Future: Toward a More Connected Federal Government

February 4, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

A Roadmap to the Future: Toward a More Connected Federal Government

The federal landscape is expected to change dramatically in the next decade as the power and capacity of technology advance, more data becomes available and the demands on federal employees grow and shift. With the U.S. population projected to expand by more than 20 million people in the next 10 years, according to the U.S....

Risk and Reward: A Framework for Federal Innovation

October 29, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Risk and Reward: A Framework for Federal Innovation

From curing diseases to helping launch the internet, the federal government has a history of innovation that has improved the lives of Americans and advanced societal interests. Despite this legacy, outdated systems, rules and processes hinder innovation at a time when government must grapple with a wide array of critical and complex 21st-century challenges. In...

Government for the People: Profiles on the customer experience

October 7, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Government for the People: Profiles on the customer experience

In collaboration with Accenture Federal Services, we released “Government for the People: Profiles on the Customer Experience” — a first-of-its kind report compiling customer experience data, feedback and insights from across eight of the federal government’s high-impact services. Among the services profiled are federal student aid, passport services and health care for veterans With continuous...

California’s Talent Gap: Recruiting and Hiring a New Generation of Federal Employees

September 12, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

California’s Talent Gap: Recruiting and Hiring a New Generation of Federal Employees

California has the largest population of civilian federal workers outside of the Washington, D.C., region, with more than 150,000 civil servants working at federal agencies that have important and diverse missions. This issue brief provides an overview of federal entry-level talent needs in California, discusses recruiting and hiring challenges and offers strategies agencies can use...

Looking Inward for Talent: Retraining Employees for Tomorrow’s Jobs

September 9, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Looking Inward for Talent: Retraining Employees for Tomorrow’s Jobs

As technology becomes more intertwined with government services and operations, we need a workforce that can use this new technology on a large scale. With other sectors competing for similar skills, hiring alone may not be able to fill the need for a highly skilled, tech-savvy workforce. The government will need to look towards its...

Colleagues as Customers: How Mission-Support Services Can Improve the Customer Experience

August 21, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Colleagues as Customers: How Mission-Support Services Can Improve the Customer Experience

Mission-support functions such as contracting, information technology and human resources are critical in government—service providers offer expertise that helps their agency serve the public and achieve their organization’s missions. How can providers improve the internal customer experience and foster better working relationships with their colleagues? In “Colleagues as Customers,” the Partnership for Public Service and...

Fed Figures 2019 – A Snapshot of the Federal Workforce

August 13, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

The federal government employs about 2 million people who provide a wide array of critical services to the American public, from defending our national security to responding to natural disasters, caring for veterans and protecting public health and the environment. This data analysis is designed to shed light on several key characteristics of the federal...

More than Meets AI II: Building Trust, Managing Risk

July 24, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

More than Meets AI II: Building Trust, Managing Risk

Artificial intelligence has more potential to improve how government works than any other recent technological innovation. However, adopting AI comes with challenges that can include bias, security, transparency, employee knowledge or federal acquisition and budget processes. It’s vital for federal agencies to build the public’s trust in AI as the government’s use of the technology...

Seize the Data: Using Evidence to Transform How Federal Agencies Do Business

June 26, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Seize the Data: Using Evidence to Transform How Federal Agencies Do Business

For our federal government to become more effective and efficient, leaders need to use data and evidence to inform their decision-making. Is your agency using data to its fullest extent? In “Seize the Data: Using Evidence to Transform How Federal Agencies Do Business,” the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton explore strategies for agencies...