Publications

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...

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...

Beyond the Beltway: How Federal Leaders Can Engage Employees Working Across the Nation

June 12, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Best Places to Work

Beyond the Beltway: How Federal Leaders Can Engage Employees Working Across the Nation

It’s a common misconception that most federal employees are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In reality, 85 percent of federal employees live and work outside the nation’s capital. With much of the responsibility for delivering on the missions of our government falling on employees working away from Washington, it’s critical that federal leaders master...

More Than Meets AI

February 27, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

More Than Meets AI

The federal government must be ready for a boom in the use of artificial intelligence. How agencies incorporate AI into their work and manage the potential impact on the workforce has implications beyond the professional lives of federal employees. It affects all Americans and millions more outside our borders. AI is expected to revolutionize how...

Longest Federal Government Shutdown in History Created the Risk of a Federal Brain Drain

February 19, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

 Like any organization, our government can only succeed and effectively serve the American public if it is able to recruit and retain high-quality talent. The recent 35-day shutdown poses a real risk to our government’s ability to do just that. In this issue brief, we use analyses from three major job and recruiting websites to...

100 Effects Of Shutdown On Government Services

February 6, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

 The 35-day partial shutdown of our federal government, from Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 28, 2019, adversely affected 800,000 civil servants who were denied their paychecks, harmed our national security and economy, and resulted in diminished services to the public and the business community. The 100 news stories below provide a window into the harmful...

The Buck Stops Here: How federal leaders can reduce improper payments

November 13, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

The Buck Stops Here: How federal leaders can reduce improper payments

Ensuring that taxpayer money is properly spent is critical to government effectiveness. However, improper payments within government programs continues to be a significant issue with federal improper payments totaling over $140 billion in 2017. To make meaningful progress on this issue, agency leaders need to go beyond the standard solutions. In a new report, “The...

Time for a Change: How agencies are transforming business practices to meet customer needs

October 23, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Modernize Management Systems

Time for a Change: How agencies are transforming business practices to meet customer needs

The White House and Congress have prioritized improving customer experience with government. Those nudges are important and useful—but to truly enhance customers’ interactions with government, change has to come from the federal agencies. Agency leaders will have to untangle a complicated web of decades-old systems and business processes that underpin how government delivers services to...

Mobilizing Tech Talent

September 28, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Topic: Inspire and Hire Mission-Critical Talent,Modernize Management Systems

Mobilizing Tech Talent

Every aspect of government requires technology. From delivering high-quality health care to veterans to processing millions of tax returns, federal agencies depend on technology to operate efficiently and deliver effective services to the American people. And yet, government lags behind the private sector in developing, implementing and upgrading new technologies because they lack the necessary...