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Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): How the Federal Government Helps as you Travel

Learn about the many ways our government keeps you safe and secure while you travel in the U.S. or go abroad. The most recent video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series, describes federal agencies’ role in travel safety, and all the information you can find on federal sites to help with trip planning. Also hear from Christopher Ashcraft, with the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, who shares information about getting passport services.

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July 10, 2024

Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): How the Federal Government Helps as you Travel

Learn about the many ways our government keeps you safe and secure while you travel in the U.S. or go abroad. The most recent video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series, describes federal agencies’ role in travel safety, and all the information you can find on federal sites to help with trip planning. Also…

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July 9, 2024

Improving government communication with Smart Brevity

In the second event of our 2024 Federal Communications Series, Phil Dufresne, senior editor at Axios HQ, delivered a one-hour workshop on how federal communicators can incorporate Smart Brevity into their content.  Smart Brevity is a methodology developed by Axios’ Jim VandeHei, a member of the Partnership board, and Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz. Rooted…

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July 1, 2024

Leadership and innovation in the customer experience: Lessons from our new roundtable

Recently, the Office of Management and Budget and the Partnership for Public Service conducted a survey to assess existing capabilities and pinpoint critical gaps in the customer experience in government. The insights gained led to the establishment of our CX Organization Design Roundtable—a forum aimed at dismantling silos and fostering a network of innovative customer…

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June 27, 2024

Why every federal employee should consider an Intergovernment Personnel Act detail

Since its enactment in 1983, the Intergovernmental Personnel Act has opened doors for federal employees to enrich their careers through cross-sector details. As a recent participant, I’ve experienced firsthand how an IPA detail can be transformative, offering a chance to develop professionally and contribute to another organization’s mission. If you’re looking for a way to…

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June 27, 2024

Partnership’s 2024 Trust Summit explores the value of a nonpartisan civil service

Amid mounting proposals to do away with the merit-based, nonpartisan civil service in favor of hiring based on political loyalty, the Partnership for Public Service hosted its second annual Trust Summit, which focused on the role of civil servants in our democracy and convened leaders across government, media, business and philanthropy to discuss the consequences…

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June 25, 2024

Who will win? Meet the top 6 finalists for our 2024 People’s Choice Award

We recently revealed the top six finalists still in the running for our 2024 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® People’s Choice Award, which gives special recognition to one of this year’s Sammies finalists based on public voting. Read about the top six finalists below and vote for your favorites to win this…

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June 18, 2024

To telework or not to telework—that is the business case question

Centuries ago, Hamlet asked, “To be or not to be?” These days, the question on the mind of every organizational leader is, “To telework or not to telework…or to do remote work…or to go hybrid?” The possibilities are endless, but, in government, the issue of where employees sit while they work boils down to one…

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June 17, 2024

Enterprise risk management and strategic foresight: A toolset for identifying and managing emerging risks

Strategic foresight has been used across large corporations and different governments to support strategic planning, manage emerging risks and remain competitive. Given the growing use of foresight in our government and its presence in a recent Office of Management and Budget directive, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte & Touche LLP held a virtual…

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