Publications

Opening Doors, Building Ladders: How Federal Agencies Can Hire and Retain Californians Who Do Not Have a Four-year Degree

February 23, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Opening Doors, Building Ladders: How Federal Agencies Can Hire and Retain Californians Who Do Not Have a Four-year Degree

California has the highest number of federal employees outside the Washington, D.C. area, but agencies in the state still face challenges in attracting quality young talent. To address this issue, the Partnership and the James Irvine Foundation wrote a report examining how federal agencies in California can strengthen their talent pipelines by recruiting, hiring and...

Improving Outcomes in Government through Data and Intelligent Automation

February 23, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Organizations are redefining, improving and maturing operational processes and creating intelligent workflows that combine intelligent automation technology with new ways to get work done. In this product, the Partnership and the IBM Center for The Business of Government review the benefits of intelligent automation and offer lessons learned and considerations for agencies looking to take...

Bright Spots: Federal Success Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 21, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Bright Spots: Federal Success Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid an ongoing global pandemic, federal agencies have continued to deliver critical services to the American public. For a deeper look at how our government has forged innovative solutions to address the COVID-19 health crisis, read our “bright spots” resources.

Bright Spots in the Federal Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 21, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Bright Spots in the Federal Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid an ongoing global pandemic, federal agencies have continued to deliver critical services to the American public. For a deeper look at how our government has forged innovative solutions to address the COVID-19 health crisis, read our “bright spots” resources.

Behind the Scenes: How Government Mission-Support Services Can Use a Customer Lens to Meet Big Challenges

February 17, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Behind the Scenes: How Government Mission-Support Services Can Use a Customer Lens to Meet Big Challenges

Mission-support services—such as human resources, information technology, financial management, procurement and facilities—provide federal agencies with the tools they need to meet pressing challenges, from ensuring the safety of medicines to assisting those affected by natural disasters.  But for government to deliver results, mission-support offices must understand and meet the complex and constantly evolving needs of...

Looking Ahead to a More Centrally Coordinated Federal Data Strategy

February 4, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Looking Ahead to a More Centrally Coordinated Federal Data Strategy

 During the past several decades, ethically and effectively harnessing the power of data has become a growing priority for the federal government. The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 was approved by Congress with bipartisan support, empowering agencies to become more data-driven in decision-making and their operations. A strong focus on data in the...

State of Renewal: The Department of State Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

January 8, 2021

Publication Type: Research and Publications

State of Renewal: The Department of State Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Charged with leading America’s foreign policy, the Department of State advances the country’s diplomatic, national security and economic interests by fostering relationships with foreign leaders, providing assistance and advocating the values of American democracy around the globe, and delivering a broad range of services to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad. The Partnership for Public...

A Nudge in the Right Direction: How Understanding Human Behavior Can Lead to More Effective Government

December 13, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

A Nudge in the Right Direction: How Understanding Human Behavior Can Lead to More Effective Government

While the application of behavioral insights has tremendous potential to improve the work of government, the movement is still in early stages. To encourage more widespread use, the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton hosted five workshops with federal employees between March and September 2020. The sessions examined how behavioral insights could improve processes...

Bit by Bit: How governments used technology to move the mission forward during COVID-19

December 8, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Bit by Bit: How governments used technology to move the mission forward during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, including the business of government. Facing unprecedented obstacles, many federal, state and local governments turned to technology to navigate the challenges. Technology enabled government to evolve and remotely perform previously in-person functions, expand how they offer existing services to the public and establish new ways...

Talent Acquisition Quick Tips

December 1, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Tags: Innovation

Talent Acquisition Quick Tips

Amid the response to COVID-19, federal agencies are moving quickly to fill the jobs needed to address new and emerging challenges. As hiring managers and HR staff work together to find the best candidates for these roles, they should consider the recruiting and hiring tools and flexibilities available to them and customize an approach that...