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Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): Preparing for the Presidency

Running the U.S. government is one of the world’s most challenging jobs, yet there’s only a small window of time after the election to get ready, so presidential transition activities should start much sooner. The fourth video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series describes the role of the presidential transition process in preparing a president-elect to run the country or continue into a second term.

Watch the newly released video to learn more, including why it’s vital to start the transition process months before the election is even held. 

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February 12, 2024

Using the probationary period for skills-based hiring

In December, the Office of Personnel Management took an important step to improve federal hiring. It issued new guidance directing agencies to make better use of probationary periods, a time during which the government can assess an employee’s performance in a new position before finalizing the selection. Probationary periods are critical for agencies to evaluate…

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February 7, 2024

New Partnership network helps federal communicators share agency success stories

In January 2024, Donna Garland, a senior communications leader at the General Services Administration, became chair of the Partnership for Public Service’s Public Affairs Officers Roundtable. The roundtable, one of more than a dozen federal networks organized by the Partnership, works to rebuild trust in government by providing a space for federal communicators to share…

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February 5, 2024

Building community, connection and commitment for African American federal executives

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month, which recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions and achievements of African Americans.      To mark Black History Month, I spoke with Tyra Dent, president of the African American Federal Executive Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 that is dedicated to preparing and supporting African Americans for…

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January 31, 2024

Evolving the customer experience through artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is walking the runway into our government and taking center stage in Congress, which held more than 40 AI-related hearings in the last year alone, according to Politico.   AI represents an opportunity for agencies to transform the way they interact with and engage the public–and doing so requires a careful blend of AI…

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January 29, 2024

Federal innovation resolutions for 2024

The Partnership’s Federal Innovation Council is a community of career leaders from across the federal government. Each member enacts or enables transformative civic innovation, and together, they demonstrate the promise of engaged public service.  This month we gathered the council to discuss its innovation priorities for 2024. We see these as members’ “innovation resolutions” for…

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January 25, 2024

How to write stronger diversity, equity and inclusion performance goals

“DEI isn’t what we do – diversity, equity and inclusion are what we achieve.”   These words from DEI strategist and speaker Lily Zheng remind us that DEI goals are measurable efforts, not just aspirations, to build more equitable and inclusive organizations.   To Zheng’s point, diversity, equity and inclusion are each separate outcomes. Oftentimes, they are…

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January 25, 2024

Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): Preparing for the Presidency

Running the U.S. government is one of the world’s most challenging jobs, yet there’s only a small window of time after the election to get ready, so presidential transition activities should start much sooner. The fourth video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series describes the role of the presidential transition process in preparing a…

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January 24, 2024

Building trust in government: A data-driven imperative

At a time when our democracy faces serious threats, partisanship is on the rise and public faith in federal institutions is low, the Partnership for Public Service and the Data Foundation share a mutual dedication to the important task of building trust in government.   As part of its work to build the capacity of agencies…

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January 17, 2024

Max Stier’s statement for the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability hearing “Toward an AI-Ready Workforce”

On January 17, 2024 the Partnership’s CEO and President Max Stier submitted a statement for the record in connection with the House...

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